Skip to comments.California drought: Scientists to probe cause
Posted on 01/24/2014 11:25:55 AM PST by chessplayer
Washington -- California's drought will be one of the extreme weather events that the American Meteorological Society will examine later this year to determine whether the cause is natural variability or human-caused climate change, a federal official said Tuesday.
Scientists have not yet linked the California drought directly to climate change, Thomas Karl, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Climatic Data Center, said Tuesday in announcing the latest study. "I'M SURE THERE'S A WAY, but we haven't done it yet," he said.
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Nah. Just nature doin’ what she does. Fix that algore.
“Our model didn’t predict this . . . therefore, it is because of the model.”
Let me help them out with their “study”. NO RAIN OR SNOW THIS YEAR! What are your questions?
Lack of precipitation in excess of evaporation?
I think the conclusion is already written. They'll have to do some observations and stuff to fill a page with narrative. But rest assured, the drought is because of the evil humans and their CO2 contributions.
“...Scientists have not yet linked the California drought directly to climate change...”
Oh, gag me with a spoon. What complete nitwits.
As a layman I’d say its because we have this big honkin cold air mass sitting over over 2/3 of the country clogging up the works.
California has been mismanaged for almost half a century. Instead of recognizing that roughly half of it is desert and just dealing with it, they need to form a government funded committee that will ascertain over expensive lunches why the state is so screwed.
If you believe man can change the climate, then the pas decades of laws, rules, taxes and regulations have caused the drought - it fact the government caused it.
Either that - or billions have been wasted.
“California drought: Scientists to probe cause”
Lack of rain? (and snow in the Sierra’s ?)
Nothing like starting a study with a clear bias.
“He (God) makes the sun shine on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust.” Matthew 5:45.
I’m so hoping it’ll be found that its due to a CO2 shortage.
Unfortunately, we could probably show them what a real drought is in my part of Texas today.
God promised he wouldn’t flood us next time its time to Clean House down here...
so....He’s gonna wipe out Californicate by drought!
this is plain enough. doesn’t require a big expensive study..
Jet stream goes up Jet stream goes down ,warm air goes up cold air goes down
Perhaps the drought is caused by the reduction in CO2 resulting from government anti-global warming programs designed to reduce CO2.
Very stupid. Weather is very complex. The only certain link is to the big shining hot object in the sky. The sun drives ALL the earth’s weather systems.
1. Global Warming
2. Global Warming
3. Climate Change
4. George W. Bush
5. A lack of water
6. EEEEEEEVIL Corporations
7. Climate Change
8. Shale Frackers from Outer Space
9. Rush Limbaugh
10. Climate Change
And, of course, that universal axiom that sh!t flows downhill (per my brother-in-law plumber).
Drought caused by lack of rain.
They do need an investigation. They have to determine whether its Global Warming, the failed Bush polcies or Racism that's causing the drought.
Speaking of studies that waste money, how about this little gem.
Yes, the SOOOOPER GENIUSES at Carnegie-Mellon University have figured out that
“Plugging electric vehicles in at cheapest time could save on power bills, CMU finds”
It’s EASY, it’s G*D’s JUDGEMENT!
LOL. I made a similar comment last night watching the news. The reason there is now a drought in CA is because most of the state is a dessert. They used to irrigate the dessert throughout the state. But that was affecting endangered mosquitoes, snails, lizards and turtles. So do they want farms or sandboxes?
Just like the dust bowl in the 1930’s, caused by suv’s.
The lettuce in the salads at those expensive lunches will be from Mexico, and the guy ostensibly here to pick it in Salinas is actually stealing copper in Modesto. That’s how California works.
A geologist long ago observed that California’s geological record indicated numerous droughts, some lasting from 100-300 years.
The state that should completely overcome the possibility of drought is Texas. This is because they both has access to the Gulf, and they have overabundant amounts of natural gas. This means that they could desalinize vast amounts of water to pump inland, to both lakes and enormous, man-made aquifers.
Call on me! Call on me! I know what the cause is!
Not enough rain!
I can save ‘em A LOT of money: global warming caused it.
I am positive the Drought was created by the Tree Huggers that put up Wind Turbines on the Western Slopes of the Sierras causing a shift in the Jet Stream.
The Killing of the Eagles was their first warning, but they didn’t listen to Mother Nature. /s
Look on the bright side. The Wine produced this year will be one of the best.
I case they haven’t noticed, SoCal is a desert.
Perhaps they can get a twofer out of this. They can claim global warming with an enhancement from the radiation from the nuclear power plant in Japan. Then they could use the information to destroy two types of power with one report.
Why a drought?
Chris Christie slowed the rains down?
In other words...Pay me and we'll bring in the results you want!!!
More money down the hole.
And they called it Death Valley why??
I am pretty sure that the reason for the draught is LACK OF PRECIPITATION!
Its pretty much always in drought compared to where I live. I could never live in Southern California because I hate the dry weather.
Maybe they could blame Zionist aggression and a continuing occupation of the Palestinian homeland. That’s just as good as the tripe that they will use as the assumtions for their study.
I thought “it never rains in California”. I heard it in a song, and there’s nothing entertainers don’t know, right?
Wow, sounds a lot like inventing an answer and then gathering all the data and using only the data that fits your idea. Our scientists are so amazing! /sarcasm
I could save them money.
The cause: no rain, and too many people living in areas that have always received very little rain.
How much did that save the taxpayers of Kleptofornia?
Actually, we need the guy that has the graphic showing the dude who says, “Not saying it’s aliens, but it’s aliens.”
And loving divine intervention brought Texas 5 years drought.
Good thinking charity...
I think it might be the sun’s recent solar flare activity.. Magnetic field reversal. Something like that.