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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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?
The Tree Ring Data Scandal
New tree ring study shows 2000 years of cooling
Extreme weather is an integral part of the Earths climate.
I worked in that field.
The 192 proof stuff isn’t very nice to drink. Does make great deicer for your windshield. Had to explain that to a Nebraska State Trooper once.
I’m sure if we give more taxpayer subsidies to corn, everything would be better
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