Climate Weenies Totally Worried About Megadrought

Today’s “zOMG, we’re doooooooomed!” story

Megadrought may plague parts of USA

We ain’t seen nothing yet: The intense drought in California is only an appetizer compared with what’s coming this century across much of the western and central USA, according to a study out Thursday.

During the years 2050 to 2100, the Southwest and Great Plains will face a persistent “megadrought” worse than anything seen in the past 1,000 years, and the dry conditions will be “driven primarily” by human-induced global warming, scientists said.

Past 1,000 years, eh? I wonder what was happening a 1000 years ago?

There’s at least an 80% chance of a megadrought in these regions if climate change continues unabated, Toby Ault, an atmospheric scientist at Cornell University and co-author of the research, said at a news conference Thursday in San Jose.

Huh. Hedged their bets a bit, eh?

A megadrought is defined as a drought that lasts for decades or longer, such as those that scorched portions of the West in the 12th and 13th centuries. Ault said megadroughts should be considered a natural hazard on par with earthquakes and hurricanes.

Say, what was going on during that time? That’s right, the Medieval Warm Period. A period that Warmists will claim was totally different, in that nature caused it, while only Mankind can be responsible for the current warm period. Regardless, this happened before. For realsies. Because of nature. Might nature have something to do with the current warm period? Not in Warmist world, where they’ll quickly jump in their fossil fueled vehicles to head off to a protest to protest the use of fossil fuels.

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4 Responses to “Climate Weenies Totally Worried About Megadrought”

  1. Dana says:

    The 12th and 13th centuries?

    The only inhabitants of the American Midwest in the 12th and 13th centuries were Indians who left no written records. That means that “scientists” are inferring that this occurred from fragmentary — at best — data.

  2. JohnAllen says:

    Was the 1600 year drought in California centuries ago caused by global warming?

  3. Jeffery says:

    Dana,

    from the article:

    To identify past droughts, scientists studied tree rings to find out how much — or little — rain fell hundreds or even thousands of years ago. Scientists used that historical data in combination with 17 different computer model simulations to predict what changes we may see this century.

    The computers showed robust and consistent drying in the Southwest and Plains, due to a combination of reduced precipitation and warmer temperatures that dried out the soils.

  4. david7134 says:

    Jeff,
    Tree ring data has been debunked. Same as all your sad knowledge, or lack of.

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