I’m just probably going to drink one more beer and then call it a night on this one.
Twitchy has this one by Slate magazine.
But first, how about a piece linking the crisis in Iraq to “unusually hot” weather? We didn’t make this sentence up: “It may just be an interesting coincidence, but it could mean more.”
Drama-queen meteorologist Eric Holthaus was once brought to tears — public tears — when he read a climate change report. That’s when he overshared that he was considering a vasectomy. Now that you have that background, here’s the article he published at Slate: …..
For a refresher, the author is Eric Holthaus, the guy who supposedly called his wife, while at an airport, to literally cry about a climate report, because it wasn’t alarmist enough.
This winter was not a good one for farmers in the Fertile Crescent.
A punishing drought hit most of Syria and northern Iraq during what’s normally the wettest time of the year. In the mountains of eastern Turkey, which form the headwaters of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, snow and rain were less than half of normal. The region has seen one of the worst droughts in decades.
Drought is becoming a fixture in the parched landscape, due to a drying trend of the Mediterranean and Middle East region fueled by global warming. The last major drought in this region (2006-2010) finished only a few years ago. When taken in combination with other complex drivers, increasing temperatures and drying of agricultural land is widely seen as assisting in the destabilization of Syria under the regime of Bashar al-Assad. Before civil war broke out there, farmers abandoned their desiccated fields and flooded the cities with protests. A series of U.N. reports released earlier this year found that global warming is alreadydestabilizing nation states around the world, and Syria has been no exception.
With the ongoing crisis in Iraq seemingly devolving by the day, it’s not a stretch to think something similar could already be underway just next door. ……
Of course, the biggest problem with this bit of idiocy is that our imaginary global warming doesn’t cause droughts. It can’t cause droughts, or we’d see an increase in our droughts, globally. There isn’t an increase in our droughts.
Color scheme: D0 (yellow) = abnormally dry; D1 (orange) = moderate drought, D4 (red) is extreme drought.
This is from a new paper in Nature.
My goodness, alarmists are mind-numbingly stupid.