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.

ABC News is Wrong, the Western U.S. Is Not Suffering from a Climate Change...

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ABC News is promoting the false claim that human climate change is responsible for a “Mega-drought” affecting much of the Western United States. Although drought conditions have persisted for a couple of years now...

Yahoo News Is Wrong, Western Drought Is Neither Historic, nor Linked to Climate Change

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Yahoo News is promoting the false claim that human climate change is responsible for a historic drought covering California and the Western United States. Although drought conditions have persisted for a couple of years now...

EPA’s Drought Climate Change Indicator Shows No Cause for Alarm

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) brought back its Climate Change Indicator’s platform last week. The agency’s post, titled “Climate Change Indicators: Drought,” shows there is no cause for alarm that climate change is...

Google News Promotes Misinformation, Falsely Links Mexican Drought Story to ‘Climate Change’

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A search of Google News today for the term “climate change” turns up a story from the Spanish daily newspaper El Pais (“the country,” in English) discussing the various harms people are suffering as...

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...

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