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California drought: Scientists to probe cause
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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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Wow, what an investigation. They've already decided it's because of global warming.
1 posted on 01/24/2014 11:25:55 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Nah. Just nature doin’ what she does. Fix that algore.


2 posted on 01/24/2014 11:26:55 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: chessplayer

“Our model didn’t predict this . . . therefore, it is because of the model.”


3 posted on 01/24/2014 11:27:00 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: chessplayer

Let me help them out with their “study”. NO RAIN OR SNOW THIS YEAR! What are your questions?


4 posted on 01/24/2014 11:27:14 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: chessplayer

Lack of precipitation in excess of evaporation?


5 posted on 01/24/2014 11:27:41 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: 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.

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.

6 posted on 01/24/2014 11:28:39 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: chessplayer

“...Scientists have not yet linked the California drought directly to climate change...”
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Oh, gag me with a spoon. What complete nitwits.


7 posted on 01/24/2014 11:29:24 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: chessplayer

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.


8 posted on 01/24/2014 11:30:08 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: chessplayer

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.


9 posted on 01/24/2014 11:32:14 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: rktman

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.


10 posted on 01/24/2014 11:32:40 AM PST by edcoil ( "All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone." - Blaise Pascal)
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To: chessplayer

“California drought: Scientists to probe cause”

Lack of rain? (and snow in the Sierra’s ?)


11 posted on 01/24/2014 11:32:46 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: chessplayer
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.

Nothing like starting a study with a clear bias.

12 posted on 01/24/2014 11:33:06 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: chessplayer

“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.


13 posted on 01/24/2014 11:33:39 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: chessplayer

I’m so hoping it’ll be found that its due to a CO2 shortage.


14 posted on 01/24/2014 11:34:13 AM PST by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: SpaceBar

Unfortunately, we could probably show them what a real drought is in my part of Texas today.


15 posted on 01/24/2014 11:34:48 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: chessplayer

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..

smile
smile


16 posted on 01/24/2014 11:35:25 AM PST by faithhopecharity (C)
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To: chessplayer
Maybe they'll dig up that bastard Mulholland and fricassee his bones for not stealing all the water east of the Mississippi. :>) Let them eat high desert dust.
17 posted on 01/24/2014 11:37:21 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: chessplayer

Jet stream goes up Jet stream goes down ,warm air goes up cold air goes down


18 posted on 01/24/2014 11:38:16 AM PST by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: chessplayer

Perhaps the drought is caused by the reduction in CO2 resulting from government anti-global warming programs designed to reduce CO2.


19 posted on 01/24/2014 11:38:22 AM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: chessplayer

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.


20 posted on 01/24/2014 11:38:56 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: chessplayer

Lemme guess....

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


21 posted on 01/24/2014 11:38:58 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: chessplayer
The conclusion is foregone, the purpose of the study is to waste money.

22 posted on 01/24/2014 11:39:21 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: molson209

And, of course, that universal axiom that sh!t flows downhill (per my brother-in-law plumber).


23 posted on 01/24/2014 11:39:31 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: chessplayer

Drought caused by lack of rain.

Duh.


24 posted on 01/24/2014 11:44:25 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: chessplayer
Wow, what an investigation. They've already decided it's because of global warming.

They do need an investigation. They have to determine whether its Global Warming, the failed Bush polcies or Racism that's causing the drought.

25 posted on 01/24/2014 11:47:28 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: BitWielder1

Speaking of studies that waste money, how about this little gem.

http://triblive.com/business/headlines/5471132-74/electric-power-cars#axzz2rL1RsiER

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”


26 posted on 01/24/2014 11:47:32 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: chessplayer

It’s EASY, it’s G*D’s JUDGEMENT!


27 posted on 01/24/2014 11:47:35 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: SpaceBar
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.

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?

28 posted on 01/24/2014 11:49:16 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: chessplayer

Just like the dust bowl in the 1930’s, caused by suv’s.


29 posted on 01/24/2014 11:50:21 AM PST by kayak42
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To: Tenacious 1

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.


30 posted on 01/24/2014 11:54:37 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: chessplayer

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.


31 posted on 01/24/2014 11:58:55 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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(Waving arms, straining out of my school desk)

Call on me! Call on me! I know what the cause is!

Not enough rain!

32 posted on 01/24/2014 12:04:16 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and say the opposite.)
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To: chessplayer
There's no reason to "investigate" except to push a corrupt, politically-motivated scam. There's absolutely no basis for an assertion that human-caused CO2 is responsible for the current situation, especially since far drier conditions were common long before the Industrial Revolution:

The Historic Climate Record

33 posted on 01/24/2014 12:07:11 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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I can save ‘em A LOT of money: global warming caused it.


34 posted on 01/24/2014 12:07:15 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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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.

HA!


35 posted on 01/24/2014 12:10:07 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: chessplayer

I case they haven’t noticed, SoCal is a desert.


36 posted on 01/24/2014 12:10:14 PM PST by onedoug
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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.


37 posted on 01/24/2014 12:10:31 PM PST by notpoliticallycorewrecked (The more you know, the more you realize that you don't know.)
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Why a drought?

Chris Christie slowed the rains down?


38 posted on 01/24/2014 12:11:25 PM PST by Valin (I'm not completely worthless. I can be used as a bad example.)
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I'm sure there's a way....

In other words...Pay me and we'll bring in the results you want!!!

More money down the hole.

39 posted on 01/24/2014 12:12:07 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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I guess they have deserts because of too much rain.

And they called it Death Valley why??

40 posted on 01/24/2014 12:17:28 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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I am pretty sure that the reason for the draught is LACK OF PRECIPITATION!


41 posted on 01/24/2014 12:18:41 PM PST by commish (The takers rule. Time to implement the triple G plan - GOD, GUNS, & GOLD)
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To: Sacajaweau

Its pretty much always in drought compared to where I live. I could never live in Southern California because I hate the dry weather.


42 posted on 01/24/2014 12:26:45 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: chessplayer

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.


43 posted on 01/24/2014 12:28:38 PM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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I thought “it never rains in California”. I heard it in a song, and there’s nothing entertainers don’t know, right?


44 posted on 01/24/2014 12:34:27 PM PST by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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Scientists have not yet linked the California drought directly to climate change

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

45 posted on 01/24/2014 12:34:48 PM PST by Marko413
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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?


46 posted on 01/24/2014 12:36:05 PM PST by RinaseaofDs
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47 posted on 01/24/2014 12:36:24 PM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Tenacious 1

Actually, we need the guy that has the graphic showing the dude who says, “Not saying it’s aliens, but it’s aliens.”


48 posted on 01/24/2014 12:37:18 PM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: faithhopecharity
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!

And loving divine intervention brought Texas 5 years drought.

Good thinking charity...

49 posted on 01/24/2014 12:37:21 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: RinaseaofDs

I think it might be the sun’s recent solar flare activity.. Magnetic field reversal. Something like that.


50 posted on 01/24/2014 12:44:03 PM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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