Drought

Droughts have become less frequent and severe in the United States, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data. In 2017 and then again in 2019, records were set for the smallest amount of the United States experiencing drought. Globally, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports increasing precipitation in mid-latitude locations, and no detectable decrease regarding the rest of the globe.

Sorry, Guardian, Europe’s Recent Dry Spell Isn’t the Worst in 2,000 Years

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The Guardian yesterday posted a misleading story claiming a dry period much of Europe experienced from 2014 through 2018 represents the worst drought Europe has experienced in the past 2,000 years. Data from the...

No, Climate Change Is Not to Blame for Modest Colorado Drought

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The Colorado Sun published an article yesterday claiming climate change is causing extreme drought in the state and devastating agricultural production. In reality, cyclical drought is an ongoing phenomenon in Colorado, with recent years...

Omaha World-Herald Gets Facts Wrong Blaming Mild Nebraska Drought on Climate Change

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A story in the Omaha World-Herald, titled “Drought, wildfires are Nebraska's top weather stories of 2020,” asserts climate change caused unusual drought in Nebraska last year. In reality, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)...

Hartford Courant Ignores Facts, Blames Local Rainfall, Hurricane on Climate Change

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The Hartford Courant is closing out 2020 with a misleadingly alarming story, titled, “Climate change in Connecticut in 2020: A massive storm, drought and a push to develop more wind energy.” The story falsely...

American Geophysical Union Fail

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The American Geophysical Union wrongly claimed climate change is harming mental health. Their argument is that climate change is leading to increased drought which harms mental health. There are many flaws with this argument,...

Yes, Indianapolis Star, Climate Change Is Delivering More Water to Indiana

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The Indianapolis Star published a misleading article this week titled, “‘Will we have water when we need it?’: How Indiana utilities are preparing for climate change”. While the article claims climate change is threatening...

Relax Indy Star, Climate Change Is Not Causing Water Shortages in Indiana

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An article in the Indianapolis Star (Indy Star) titled, “’Will we have water when we need it?’: How Indiana utilities are preparing for climate change,” says utilities are concerned climate change will cause water...

No, Climate Change Is Not ‘Straining Budgets’ in Colorado Towns

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The Colorado Sun published a misleading and scientifically deficient article titled, “The high cost of climate change is already straining the budgets of Colorado towns.” To reach that conclusion, the article ignored real-world climate...

UN Contradicts Its Own Data to Promote Weather Disaster Alarm

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A new report issued by the United Nations World Meteorological Agency (WMA), “titled The Human Cost of Disasters,” says climate change is causing more frequent and severe weather disasters each year. PBS and other...

Media Botches Reporting on Heat and Drought in Vermont

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Among the top Google News search results today under “climate change” is a story in the VT Digger (motto: “News in pursuit of truth”) claiming recent warm, dry weather in Vermont is a sign...

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