Skip to comments.Iowa scientists: Drought a sign of climate change
Posted on 11/20/2012 2:22:07 PM PST by NormsRevenge
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) This year's drought is consistent with predictions that global climate change would bring about weather extremes including more frequent droughts, said a report released Monday.
The Iowa Climate Statement updates the 2010 report, reflecting the year's lingering drought and the belief that it signifies what many scientists have predicted increasing instability in weather patterns will lead to extremes during both wet and dry years.
The report was signed by 138 scientists and researchers from 27 Iowa colleges and universities. They said they wanted to release the updated report now while the drought is still fresh in the public's mind.
"The drought is sort of a teachable moment," said Jerry Schnoor, co-director of the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research at the University of Iowa.
The scientists are careful to avoid saying any single extreme weather incident is directly caused by global warming, saying too many factors are at play when it comes to weather. But, they did say increasingly volatile weather patterns have been predicted by scientists who study global warming.
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I thought drought was a sign of lack of rain. Been happening forever.
droughts have been happening since time immemoral
Yeah! We need to get back to normal, predictable weather!
Wow, as soon as the Left’s boy got re-elected, Global Warming/Climate Change got dusted off and put back on the front burner.
Must have been those SUVs that the Egyptians were using.
On a micro or macro scale? Zoom in enough and you can lose context. If you look at a once in 100 year drought in the context of 50 years of history, you see a change. If you look at that same even on a 500 year timeline, you see a pattern repeating and the system is maintaining.
Drought in Iowa is a sign of La Nina, just like the early 50’s and the 1930’s. Nothing to do with “climate change” (the new name for global warming).
>> “The drought is sort of a teachable moment,” said Jerry Schnoor
The “Climate Change” hoax produces grants, and a sense of purpose for otherwise meaningless lives.
The folks who signed the statement are not sufficiently educated in climate science to sign anything.
When Iowa looks like this, call me.....
Climate change has been occurring since the beginning of time....or at least prior to the SUV.
The Dust Bowl/The Dirty Thirties
All of whom are probably looking for federal funding.
You really lose credibility when EVERY weather event is a sign of “climate change”.
Gutless academics signing away their integrity for job and funding security.
It would be interesting to track the academics who didn’t sign and find out their job status in the next year.