Drought In The U.S. West Is The Worst In 1,200 Years Or Something

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Climate crisis in Western US worst in 1,200 years

As the population in the Western United States continues to grow, 72 percent of these states are experiencing a considerably “severe” drought, including 26 percent experiencing exceptional drought, NBC News reported — the worst drought in the region in 1,200 years.

Neither The Hill article nor the NBC News one provides scientific data backing up this assertion. The NBC one says

This year’s aridity is happening against the backdrop of a 20-year-long drought. The past two decades have been the driest or the second driest in the last 1,200 years in the West, posing existential questions about how to secure a livable future in the region.

They both happily blame anthropogenic climate change, failing to consider the question “what caused the drought 1,200 years ago?” If the answer is “natural processes”, then why is that different from now? I’m certainly not going to dismiss some anthropogenic forcing, especially land use and the overuse of underground water, but, they did not have industry, fossil fuels, and so forth 1,200 years ago during the Medieval Warm Period, and 1,20o years ago is right in the middle of it, and the real data shows it was warmer than the current warm period. So, what caused it? Back to The Hill

This year is set to be the worst drought in the West since 1977, Ernest Conant, director of the Mid-Pacific Region of the Bureau of Reclamation, told NBC News. Before that, the second driest year took place 1,200 years ago.

Oh, wait, what? I thought it was the worst in 1,200 years? No? So the headline and first paragraph were just mean to scare people? That’s not even mentioned in the NBC cult screed. It’s almost like the Credentialed Media is trying to gaslight us, all while failing to give up their own use of fossil fuels and make their businesses carbon neutral. Why are we supposed to trust them?

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33 Responses to “Drought In The U.S. West Is The Worst In 1,200 Years Or Something”

  1. Zachriel says:

    William Teach: “what caused the drought 1,200 years ago?”

    Most likely, increased solar irradiance coupled with decreased volcanic activity.

  2. Zachriel says:

    William Teach: the real data shows it was warmer than the current warm period.

    That is incorrect. The current warming is already about twice that of the Medieval.

  3. david7134 says:

    Z,
    Child, you are the latest adolescent to come here with the bull shit that CO2 has any influence on the climate. It is a trace gas and you do not have a direct path to causation. At current levels, this gas has little if any influence, yes, you go to your file and pull up meaningless articles, none scientific, only what you think are important as you have zero knowledge of any of the courses required for analysis. Then your only resolution is political which would not have influence at all. Especially as you have no solution for controlling China and India.

    You are a little child and do not understand the topic at all. Go to one of the liberal sites and and see how long it would be before you are banned for having a contrarian opinion.

    • Zachriel says:

      Jl: It is a trace gas and you do not have a direct path to causation.

      The simplest and most direct evidence is to calculate the Earth’s blackbody temperature. We’ll wait…

  4. Jl says:

    Driest in 1200 years? That’s quite interesting considering California and the West have experienced much worse droughts, some lasting longer than 200 years. https://realclimatescience.com/2017/12/science-distinguishing-between-natural-and-man-made-california-droughts/

  5. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    “Quite” warm is quite a relative term. The assertions from Menton and Heller are not based on current information. The Earth has warmed nearly 1C since 1970.

    1C is not a miniscule increase.

    • drowningpuppies says:

      The Earth has warmed nearly 1C since 1970.

      Sure it has because Rimjob says so. https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_yahoo.gif

      #HockeySticksAnyone
      #TheScienceIsSettled
      Bwaha! Lolgf https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

    • Jl says:

      Don’t see any assertions from Heller, only a western drought graph that he obviously had no hand in creating

  6. mike says:

    1200 years, eh? The daily papers from the year 821…are they on microfiche? Are there records at the town halls of all those towns in California from 1200 years ago? Maybe in the basement with Mike Mulligan and Mary Anne?

    • Zachriel says:

      mike: 1200 years, eh?

      Turns out scientists can learn a lot about the past without reading it in the daily papers.

  7. Zachriel says:

    mike: 1200 years, eh?

    Turns out scientists can learn a lot about the past with reading it in the daily papers.

  8. Professor hale says:

    Other factors aside, the droughts out west are indeed pretty bad. One would think such events would force politicians to change their ways at least temporarily. No such luck.

  9. Jl says:

    “You just proved the point the warming wasn’t consistent…”. You mean just like now? https://twitter.com/jimfish56837379/status/1396984196141178884?s=21

  10. Heltau says:

    It sure is hot out here in mexafornia. Yea, it called Summer in the Valley.https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

  11. Heltau says:

    It sure is hot out here in mexafornia. Yea, it called Summer in the Valley.https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

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