The Washington Post says the west is experiencing unprecedented rain and a mega-drought at the same time.
I took this picture near Los Alamos on June 16, 1977 shortly after the La Mesa fire started.
I used to eat lunch most days sitting on this bridge in Frijoles Canyon, but flash flooding after that fire washed the bridge away. The picture below is the rebuilt version.
The 1977 drought was blamed on global cooling.
“There Is some evidence that the world is headed Into another deep Ice age, possibly like the one which produced the extensive glaciers of 18,000 yearn ago. “There’s disagreement over our position today,” Lamb said In an Interview following his lecture. “The cooling we see could be related to previous episodes,” meaning those who predict another great ice age are correct. On the other hand, Lamb said, man’s Influence — which has already changed the climates of our cities — could overcome the cooling” “There’s almost no evidence that man’s efforts have had much effect up to now.”
“The current drought affecting Montana and other western states is the result of a world climatic cooling and drying trend, Sen. Bob Brown, R-Whitefish said this week.
Brown, Sen. John Manley, D- Drummond, and Rep. Joe Kanduch, D-Anaconda, were briefed on the drought by Dr, Pierre St. Amand at a recent meeting in San Francisco, Calif., of state legislators representing Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon and California.
St. Amand, director of Earth and Planetary Science Studies for the U. S. Navy Department, is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts in the field of weather modification, Brown said.
Enlarging of polar ice masses and the worldwide drying trend is evidence of a global cooling process, St. Amand told the lawmakers.
History shows that the earth has gone through cooling and warming cycles over time and that man can take steps to deal with the current situation in an intelligent manner, St. Amand said.”
It snowed in Miami in 1977.
California was flooding a few months after Jerry Brown declared drought disaster.
When Hansen started the global warming scare before Congress in 1988, Yellowstone was on fire. He said this was caused by the one part per 20,000 increase in CO2 over the past century.
Megadroughts are the normal climate for California.
The Washington Post wants to declare CO2 to be a toxin.
The greatest expansion of life on Earth occurred 540 million years ago, when CO2 was at its peak. Atmospheric CO2 levels were more than 15 times higher than they are now. Corals and shellfish evolved during that time. If ocean acidification was a real problem, there would have been no sea life, rather than a massive expansion of life in the oceans..
Earth is getting greener as CO2 increases.
“Fertilizing the air with carbon dioxide to promote plant growth
ONE of the principal constituents making up the body of a plant is carbon, representing about one-half of its organic substance. The opinion that this carbon is derived from the soil has long been abandoned, modern investigation having shown atmospheric carbonic acid to be absorbed by means 0f the chlorophyll 0r green matter of the leaves and decomposed into its elements, the carbon, in conjunction with the root sap and atmospheric m0isture, being worked into organic compounds.
Whereas atmospheric air at present is relatively poor in carb0nic acid, of which it contains only about .03 per cent, at an early period in the development of our planet, when this was covered with the luxuriant forests our coal deposits are derived from, it comprised incomparably greater quantities of this gas. This fact suggested the idea of heightening the fertility of the soil by increasing its carbonic acid content and thus producing conditions resembling those of antediluvian ages.”