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Iowa scientists: Drought a sign of climate change
Yahoo! News ^ | 11/19/12 | David Pitt - ap

Posted on 11/20/2012 2:22:07 PM PST by NormsRevenge

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — This year's drought is consistent with predictions that global climate change would bring about weather extremes including more frequent droughts, said a report released Monday.

The Iowa Climate Statement updates the 2010 report, reflecting the year's lingering drought and the belief that it signifies what many scientists have predicted — increasing instability in weather patterns will lead to extremes during both wet and dry years.

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The report was signed by 138 scientists and researchers from 27 Iowa colleges and universities. They said they wanted to release the updated report now while the drought is still fresh in the public's mind.

"The drought is sort of a teachable moment," said Jerry Schnoor, co-director of the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research at the University of Iowa.

The scientists are careful to avoid saying any single extreme weather incident is directly caused by global warming, saying too many factors are at play when it comes to weather. But, they did say increasingly volatile weather patterns have been predicted by scientists who study global warming.

(Excerpt) Read more at weather.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: climatechange; drought; iowa; scientists
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1 posted on 11/20/2012 2:22:16 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

I thought drought was a sign of lack of rain. Been happening forever.


2 posted on 11/20/2012 2:24:15 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: NormsRevenge

droughts have been happening since time immemoral


3 posted on 11/20/2012 2:26:55 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: NormsRevenge
increasing instability in weather patterns will lead to extremes during both wet and dry years.

Yeah! We need to get back to normal, predictable weather!

4 posted on 11/20/2012 2:27:30 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Bathhouse Barry wants YOU to bend over for another four years)
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To: NormsRevenge

Wow, as soon as the Left’s boy got re-elected, Global Warming/Climate Change got dusted off and put back on the front burner.


5 posted on 11/20/2012 2:28:45 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: NormsRevenge
Ho hum. What's NOT a sign of climate change/global warming????
6 posted on 11/20/2012 2:28:45 PM PST by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: NormsRevenge
same type of hype happened after katrina.. you guessed it..subsequent hurricane seasons have been mostly benign.
7 posted on 11/20/2012 2:28:51 PM PST by stylin19a
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To: GeronL
You mean like when God sent a dream of 7 fat ears of corn and 7 lean ears of corn? Like biblical time ago?

Must have been those SUVs that the Egyptians were using.

/johnny

8 posted on 11/20/2012 2:29:32 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: NormsRevenge

Idiots
Out
Wandering
Around


9 posted on 11/20/2012 2:30:24 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: NormsRevenge

On a micro or macro scale? Zoom in enough and you can lose context. If you look at a once in 100 year drought in the context of 50 years of history, you see a change. If you look at that same even on a 500 year timeline, you see a pattern repeating and the system is maintaining.


10 posted on 11/20/2012 2:31:02 PM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: NormsRevenge

Drought in Iowa is a sign of La Nina, just like the early 50’s and the 1930’s. Nothing to do with “climate change” (the new name for global warming).


11 posted on 11/20/2012 2:32:46 PM PST by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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>> “The drought is sort of a teachable moment,” said Jerry Schnoor

Ostentatious bullcrap.

The “Climate Change” hoax produces grants, and a sense of purpose for otherwise meaningless lives.


12 posted on 11/20/2012 2:34:22 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: VeniVidiVici
Actually, having a major North American drought just about every 80 years or so is a general rule ~ and this one was right on time.

The folks who signed the statement are not sufficiently educated in climate science to sign anything.

13 posted on 11/20/2012 2:35:27 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: NormsRevenge

When Iowa looks like this, call me.....

14 posted on 11/20/2012 2:36:44 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: NormsRevenge

Climate change has been occurring since the beginning of time....or at least prior to the SUV.


15 posted on 11/20/2012 2:37:05 PM PST by Dapper 26
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To: NormsRevenge
As I thought. Many of signers have no academic background in climatology or meteorology.

http://iowaenvironmentalfocus.org/2012/11/19/iowa-climate-statement-the-drought-of-2012/

16 posted on 11/20/2012 2:37:13 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Witty saying goes here...)
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To: NormsRevenge

The Dust Bowl/The Dirty Thirties


17 posted on 11/20/2012 2:38:08 PM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: NormsRevenge
The report was signed by 138 scientists and researchers from 27 Iowa colleges and universities.

All of whom are probably looking for federal funding.

18 posted on 11/20/2012 2:39:17 PM PST by OldNavyVet
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To: NormsRevenge

You really lose credibility when EVERY weather event is a sign of “climate change”.


19 posted on 11/20/2012 2:41:06 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Why is the government more concerned about protecting a microbe on Mars than an unborn baby here?)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Gutless academics signing away their integrity for job and funding security.

It would be interesting to track the academics who didn’t sign and find out their job status in the next year.


20 posted on 11/20/2012 2:42:21 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: NormsRevenge

Darn SUVS ... traveling back in time to create the dust bowl. It’s witchcraft, I tell ya!


21 posted on 11/20/2012 2:43:08 PM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Yep... how could you be carried by 8 slaves instead of 6, you are far too wasteful of resources!!

lolz


22 posted on 11/20/2012 2:45:08 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: NormsRevenge

Droughts go into the average.

Of course, they also say that climate change equals more tropical storms, which drench the entire Eastern U.S. with rain when they come ashore.

These idiots have forever given up any legitimate claim to the title “scientist”.


23 posted on 11/20/2012 2:45:53 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Saw Ken Burns’ “Dust Bowl” last two nights. Now that was a drought. Plus poor farming techniques. Didn’t hear anything about climate change then, or global warming. Whenever there’s some sort of localized weather incident, here they come with that global warming/climate change nonsense.


24 posted on 11/20/2012 2:46:16 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: NormsRevenge

Also, maybe those scientists should look at the rain we’ve been having here in Washington state.


25 posted on 11/20/2012 2:47:25 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: NormsRevenge

Can they provide a list of weather conditions that would not be consistent with climate change? Perfectly average days, nights, and seasons? Has that ever occurred in the past at any time?

When every possible outcome proves your theory, you are have a flawed premise.


26 posted on 11/20/2012 2:48:37 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: NormsRevenge
This year's drought is consistent with predictions that global climate change would bring about weather extremes including more frequent droughts, said a report released Monday.

Of course. Global climate change is a fact. It's been happening for about 4 billion years.

If anyone thinks, reading this article, that mankind has ANYTHING to do with global climate change, then they are an idiot.

5.56mm

27 posted on 11/20/2012 2:50:34 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: NormsRevenge
I apologize as a fellow Iowan who completely rejects this fiction. How the heck would they know? This is probably the same crowd who believes the earth is gazillions of years old so if they only have stats of the last 100 years of so, they have no clue why we had the drought.

What will they say when we get the next flood? Oh, yea, that's climate change, too. How convenient.

28 posted on 11/20/2012 2:50:57 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: ilovesarah2012
I thought drought was a sign of lack of rain.

No. Lack of rain is a sign of drought.

Trust me on this. Australians know how to recognise drought.

Althought we tend to attribute the droughts and flooding rains to El Niño and La Niña.

29 posted on 11/20/2012 2:52:09 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth" - Voltaire)
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To: NormsRevenge

Betcha everyone of these Einsteins voted Obama.


30 posted on 11/20/2012 2:55:29 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: NormsRevenge

FLASH NEWS!!!!!!!!!!! Below freezing precipitation causes SNOW! SHEESH, I am getting tired of the pseudoscience BS!


31 posted on 11/20/2012 2:56:59 PM PST by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: NormsRevenge

I think those “Iowa Scientists” have been studying the Moonshine too long.


32 posted on 11/20/2012 3:13:21 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Climate Change is the new word for “weather”


33 posted on 11/20/2012 3:14:36 PM PST by bigbob
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To: NormsRevenge
Global Warming/Climate Change causes extreme heat, cold, flooding, and drought. All weather is a sign of it and it's all caused by humanity. That means the only way to end it is human extinction. [/sarc]

Liberals are closest thing we have to Cylons.

34 posted on 11/20/2012 3:18:16 PM PST by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: NormsRevenge
The report was signed by 138 scientists and researchers from 27 Iowa colleges and universities. They said they wanted to release the updated report now while the drought is still fresh in the public's mind.

Or maybe they wanted to release this information before the drought ended...

Then again they have a point - there's never been a drought before... I'm surprised we even have a word for such an event.

35 posted on 11/20/2012 3:20:48 PM PST by GOPJ (The economy is so bad MSNBC had to lay off 300 Obama spokesmen - Leno)
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To: NormsRevenge

This drought has me concerned. We have never had a drought in Iowa before....................oh wait. Nevermind.


36 posted on 11/20/2012 3:25:55 PM PST by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: NormsRevenge

climate change has been going on since the time of creation - before there was ever a smaoke stack.

Mother Nature is going to do her own thing - believe it!!


37 posted on 11/20/2012 3:29:31 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: elpadre

correction - should be “smoke stack.”


38 posted on 11/20/2012 3:31:00 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: NormsRevenge
"The drought is sort of a teachable moment," said Jerry Schnoor

Uh, Jerr, being a drought, it's longer than a moment...maybe a "teachable few years."

Also, isn't it about time you finally quit using that banal, trite, and thoroughly worn-out bromide?

39 posted on 11/20/2012 3:38:13 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: NormsRevenge

It gets dry here every year in August,it just started early this year.


40 posted on 11/20/2012 3:40:22 PM PST by Venturer
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To: einstein; Rocket Scientist
Iowa scientists: Drought a sign of climate change

Yes, and if you Einstein wannabees take a look, the climate has been changing since the beginning of time.

41 posted on 11/20/2012 3:40:21 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: NormsRevenge

I commented to my wife jsut the other night. PBS was showing a documentary on the Dustbowl. I said to her, I’ll bet if conditions like that existed today, they would say “Globull warming!”. Looks like I was right. What a laod of BULL!


42 posted on 11/20/2012 4:19:33 PM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

They wanted to release the report BEFORE THE AGW FUNDING DRYS UP COMPLETELY.


43 posted on 11/20/2012 4:21:21 PM PST by spawn44 (moo)
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To: NormsRevenge
You would think that scientists would take a look at the data before signing a document like this. Turns out that Iowa has been seeing a steady trend of increasing annual precip since 1895. (like a lot of other states!!)
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/cag3/cag3.html
44 posted on 11/20/2012 4:31:48 PM PST by muskah
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To: NormsRevenge

Yes, the drought is real. But it’s not man made. It has crept northward over the Rockies now, over 39 degrees. This is also solar max, probably during an extended minimum: interesting situation. Look for more radical fluctuations with maybe some cold surprises (also fluctuations—not the ice age of funny stories) in about 4-6 years.


45 posted on 11/20/2012 4:37:19 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: NormsRevenge
I would invite the good professor to take a trip to New Mexico.

The Navajo Indians moved to New Mexico 500 years ago.. because of a massive drought in Iowa.

The loess hills in western Iowa are sand dunes... from when Iowa was a desert.

I would ask that the dear professor study a little more history before talking out his a$$.

46 posted on 11/20/2012 4:55:52 PM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: SandRat

I am an Iowa State engineer.

We brewed up the good stuff. Now I can afford Templeton Rye, and don’t need to.


47 posted on 11/20/2012 4:58:19 PM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: redgolum
I am an Iowa State engineer. We brewed up the good stuff.

Yup. I was driving through there once and came across a huge refinery. I thought: "What the hey, they don't have oil here."

Then I saw the sign....it was a fuel ethanol plant. Of course I always wondered if every drop of that distillate makes it into the transport trucks.

Or do a few bottles go.....elsewhere?

48 posted on 11/20/2012 5:09:49 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Global temperatures have been declining for 2000 years when you don’t use Michael Mann's documented fraudulent "hockey stick" data used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

The Tree Ring Data Scandal
http://cfact.eu/2009/10/03/the-false-tree-ring-data-scandal/

New tree ring study shows 2000 years of cooling
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/07/09/this-is-what-global-cooling-really-looks-like/

Extreme weather is an integral part of the Earth’s climate.
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/07/10/extreme-weather-is-an-integral-part-of-the-earths-climate/

49 posted on 11/20/2012 5:23:16 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
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Where the hell were these academics when North Africa was "Rome's grainary" ?


These alleged "science guys" are clearly Liberal Arts garduates posing as intelligent folks ...

I wonder if they know how to use Microsoft Excel ?



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50 posted on 11/20/2012 5:52:48 PM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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