Skip to comments.Iowa scientists: Drought a sign of climate change
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.
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.
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I thought drought was a sign of lack of rain. Been happening forever.
droughts have been happening since time immemoral
Yeah! We need to get back to normal, predictable weather!
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.
Must have been those SUVs that the Egyptians were using.
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.
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).
>> “The drought is sort of a teachable moment,” said Jerry Schnoor
The “Climate Change” hoax produces grants, and a sense of purpose for otherwise meaningless lives.
The folks who signed the statement are not sufficiently educated in climate science to sign anything.
When Iowa looks like this, call me.....
Climate change has been occurring since the beginning of time....or at least prior to the SUV.
The Dust Bowl/The Dirty Thirties
All of whom are probably looking for federal funding.
You really lose credibility when EVERY weather event is a sign of “climate change”.
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.
Darn SUVS ... traveling back in time to create the dust bowl. It’s witchcraft, I tell ya!
Yep... how could you be carried by 8 slaves instead of 6, you are far too wasteful of resources!!
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”.
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.
Also, maybe those scientists should look at the rain we’ve been having here in Washington state.
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.
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.
What will they say when we get the next flood? Oh, yea, that's climate change, too. How convenient.
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.
Betcha everyone of these Einsteins voted Obama.
FLASH NEWS!!!!!!!!!!! Below freezing precipitation causes SNOW! SHEESH, I am getting tired of the pseudoscience BS!
I think those “Iowa Scientists” have been studying the Moonshine too long.
Climate Change is the new word for “weather”
Liberals are closest thing we have to Cylons.
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.
This drought has me concerned. We have never had a drought in Iowa before....................oh wait. Nevermind.
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!!
correction - should be “smoke stack.”
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?
It gets dry here every year in August,it just started early this year.
Yes, and if you Einstein wannabees take a look, the climate has been changing since the beginning of time.
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!
They wanted to release the report BEFORE THE AGW FUNDING DRYS UP COMPLETELY.
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.
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$$.
I am an Iowa State engineer.
We brewed up the good stuff. Now I can afford Templeton Rye, and don’t need to.
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?
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