Report: Global warming didn't cause big US drought

Apr 11, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: KCAU

16, 2012 file photo, drought-damaged corn is seen in a field near Nickerson, Neb.

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SpaceBlues

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Easy to trash this one. Just remember it said:

Some regions should see more droughts as the world warms because of greenhouse gases from the burning of fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas.
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Hoerling used computer simulations to see if he could replicate the drought using man-made global warming conditions. He couldn't. So that means it was a random event, he said.
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Hoerling used a computer simulation to prove that AGW wasn't involved with the drought. Well, the toxic topix AGW deniers should jump all over him for using a computer simulation to prove or disprove anything.

We'll see how many toxic topix AGW deniers post to refute Hoerling.
SpaceBlues

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This report has some useful material in it describing aspects of the drought in 2012 in the central US. But it is quite incomplete in many respects, and it asks the wrong questions. Then it does not provide very useful answers to the questions that are asked.

It fails completely to say anything about the observed soil moisture conditions, snow cover, and snow pack during the winter prior to the event in spite of the fact that snow pack was at record low levels in the winter and spring. Soil moisture is touched upon in Fig. 8 from a model but not validated with any data or indices of vegetation health such as NDVI. In Colorado on 1 May 2012, snow pack was lowest on record since 1968 and just 19% of average. As a result there was subsequently no snow melt and soil moisture or runoff. All the heat went into desiccating vegetation and raising temperatures and there was no snow melt or evaporative cooling effects to be had. In their Fig. 1 they show that on 1 May 2012 the widespread drought was already present throughout the entire Southwestern parts of the country, and this of course translated into extreme fire risk by June when major wildfires caused havoc in Colorado and burned over 600 houses. The dryness and heat appeared to spread eastwards, even as Colorado had some rains in July. But none of this is mentioned.
[Kevin Trenberth]

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/04/12/1...
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http://tinyurl.com/c5p5hvw

"Yes, Climate Change Is Worsening U.S. Drought NOAA Report Needlessly Confuses The Issue"
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Climate change is one thing, the man made global warming hoax is another.

Droughts occurred many times prior to the industrial revolution and burning of fossil fuels. Don't let Al Gore steal any more of our money through his global warming scam.
SpaceBlues

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guest wrote:
Climate change is one thing, the man made global warming hoax is another.
Droughts occurred many times prior to the industrial revolution and burning of fossil fuels. Don't let Al Gore steal any more of our money through his global warming scam.
Did you come here to learn something or just to lie without evidence? Obviously, the latter.

Not a nice guest!
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I learned a couple of things long ago.

One, that man made global warming is a hoax perpetrated by researchers pushing an agenda and manipulating research data. Perhaps you've heard of climategate. If not, google it.

Two, some people are ignorant, willfully or otherwise, and have swallowed the man made global warming bullshit, hook, line and sinker.

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