Dishonesty Making Science And Journalism Worst In History

Experts report the western US is having the “worst megadrought in the modern age.”

Megadrought in Western U.S. Worst in Region in 1,200 Years | Time

Actual data shows that the western US has gotten slightly wetter over the past century, with the last five years above average precipitation.

Climate at a Glance | National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

https://hprcc.unl.edu/products/maps/acis/wrcc/60mPNormWRCC.png

I took this picture a month ago along the Agua Fria River north of Phoenix, which has the most water in 40 years.

And this spectacular waterfall was in Oak Creek Canyon between Sedona and Flagstaff.

California used to get 200 year long droughts.

Severe Ancient Droughts: A Warning to California – The New York Times

The official California permanent drought was announced four years ago.

California Braces for Unending Drought – The New York Times

Thanks El Niño, But California’s Drought Is Probably Forever | WIRED

And last year, the drought was so deep, residents had to dig their way out of it.

In Mammoth, the snow is so deep residents must tunnel out. There’s a history to that – Los Angeles Times

Two of the last three years had record snow in California, so the San Francisco Chronicle has quite predictably announced the end of California skiing.

How ski resorts in California are preparing for warmer winters – San Francisco Chronicle

But they had to wait until after the Fourth of July ….

California’s summer skiing: Squaw Valley open until July 7

Two of the authors of this paper are from Boulder, Colorado – where we are having our snowiest winter on record.

Large contribution from anthropogenic warming to an emerging North American megadrought | Science

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23 Responses to Dishonesty Making Science And Journalism Worst In History

  1. Nik says:

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  2. rah says:

    If the predicted La Nina shows up this year as strong as some say it will be, then it should be expected that the SW US will dry out again for a time. Also expect an active Atlantic Hurricane season with greater potential for majors striking the US. The Climate alarmist Love that kind of stuff when it happens.

  3. Peter Carroll says:

    Welcome to the club America. We in Australia were told fifteen years ago, that we were starting an never ending drought, by none other than our own Tim Flannery.

  4. GeologyJim says:

    When the long-term (hundreds or thousands of years) pattern is cyclical, it is always possible to select a short segment to “show” rising or declining “trends”

    The start-date is the pea under the thimble

    Watch carefully to see how you are being deceived

  5. Scissor says:

    Can you believe that 2 of the authors of this nonsense are from Boulder? They must be blind and have no senses.

    https://science.sciencemag.org/content/368/6488/314/tab-article-info

    • tonyheller says:

      Thanks! I added it to the post

    • GeologyJim says:

      Scissor – The bubble is wide and thick at the foot of the Flatirons, don’t you know

      45 year veteran of the People’s Republic, now emigre to Louisville, outside the bubble. I gather you know the area

      • Scissor says:

        I’ve lived in both Boulder and Louisville, off South Boulder Rd. I’m a little further East of the bubble now.

    • rah says:

      They, like most of the general press, have no integrity. Their agenda trumps all. After all, when “journalism” students are asked what drew them to that field, the vast majority answer: “Because I want to make a difference.” IOW they are activists for the causes they support right from the beginning. Facts be damned!

      • Gamecock says:

        Correct, rah.

        When I read things like ‘Dishonesty Making . . . Journalism Worst In History,’ I assume the writer doesn’t know what journalism is. Where did the idea ever come from that journalism is a noble profession and journalists are fine people. (Answer: from journalists.)

        Mr. Heller has an idealized view of journalism, which in fact never existed.

        This isn’t the worst journalism in history. It’s just journalism.

  6. Jimmy Haigh says:

    I was trying to eyeball the average of the first figure. I’d guess it is within a few percent of – well – average.

  7. Mary says:

    It’s called propaganda, Chinese Communist Party style. CCP now owns American mass media and many politicians. Welcome to CCP China!

    • Jessica says:

      You’ve nailed it, Mary. This isn’t ‘just journalism’, as Gamecock claims. Time magazine, CNN, the BBC and the rest of the MSS’s journos with their ‘Anthropogenic Climate Change’ trope – read: only one amongst an endless array of anti-white West, manufactured and socially engineered ‘social issues’ – used to be reasonably fair and independent hacks, but are now full blown, blatant socialist agitprop tools. They.ve been infiltrated from the top down by SJWs. That why they claim that their falsified megadrought is aggravated by the West’s industrial and consumerist activities. One lie boosting the other.

  8. Kurt in Switzerland says:

    Probably the article was timed to maintain the fear at the appropriate level, what with the damned virus eclipsing all other doomsday news… or maybe just to divert attention from the lack of any of the predicted ‘dangerous’ warming. In a post-virus paranoia, these fellows will need to find a new sponsor (or do some honest work for a change).

  9. Anon says:

    Does global warming mean more or less snow?

    The physics behind this phenomenon is governed by a basic law that tells us the maximum amount of moisture in the atmosphere increases exponentially with temperature – that is, the warmer the atmosphere, the more moisture the air can hold and thus, the more potential for precipitation.

    https://theconversation.com/does-global-warming-mean-more-or-less-snow-36936

    Climate Change Conclusions:

    It is going to snow more now, because there is more moisture in the air. Simultaneously, a snow drought is occurring, which will be the end of skiing, because of increasing temperatures. And, simultaneously to all of that, an “anthropogenic mega-drought” is occurring, because the rising temperatures are putting more moisture in the atmosphere; until it lands as snow, which there is much much more of now… thus leading to the end of skiing, because of the snow drought occurring.

    • Aussie says:

      Some years ago the CSIRO in Australia forecast that increased temps would reduce sea level due to increased snow in Antarctica and Greenland.

      Funny I have not heard them repeat that one lately!

    • Scissor says:

      This probably would have been one of the best ski seasons ever, starting two to three weeks early and with all the snow recently it would have ended late.

      The end of skiing this year was mandated by our governor, however.

  10. Matthew says:

    Gaslighting at its finest.

    Repeat a lie often enough and people will accept it as true.

  11. Brian James says:

    Apr 18, 2020 Shape of the Cosmos | Tricksters of the Universe

    Watch “Shape of the Cosmos” Part 1:

    https://youtu.be/JQu8BPNDOOg

    https://youtu.be/XFeoWG3eAOc

    • Robert Gipson says:

      Brian, interesting video, but there is no “expansion.” In every place in the video where the word “expansion” is used, they actually mean “red shift,” i.e., in places where the speaker says that “expansion” is seen, he means these are places where red shift is detected. Red shift has nothing to do with a star’s movement; it is not Doppler effect. The notion that red shift represents movement (Doppler effect) was a simplistic, sophomoric convenience theory floated by Hubble that caught Einstein’s fancy and got his blessing, and so became mainstream. Hubble actually recanted his original idea more than a decade later, but the myth by then was hopelessly entrenched religious dogma. As Halton Arp demonstrated decades ago, red shift is a function of the youthfulness of quasars, i.e., how recently they’d been born from the center of a galactic nucleus. Aside from that, thanks for an interesting video.

  12. roaddog says:

    Last year at this time, Colorado’s snow load was reported to be 13X normal.

  13. Psalmon says:

    Never ending stories out there how the Colorado River basin has dried up…4 above average…3 years below last 7. Currently 108%.

  14. TomRude says:

    Consortium News coverage on Climate Change does not honor the memory of their founder Robert Parry…
    https://consortiumnews.com/2020/04/20/climate-change-worsening-historic-drought-in-western-us-rivaling-worst-in-1200-years/
    Syndicating some staff writer who knows zip about the subject.
    A disgrace.

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