Wettest Megadrought Ever

The Washington Post says the west is experiencing unprecedented rain and a mega-drought at the same time.

Opinion | Carbon is a toxic substance. We should regulate it that way. – The Washington Post

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Los Alamos, NM 10-Day Weather Forecast | Weather Underground

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.”

Bangor Daily News – Google News Archive Search

Brown Warns of Drought Disaster; Says ‘Hard Choices’ Face California – The New York Times

“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.”

09 Jun 1977, Page 1 – The Daily Inter Lake at Newspapers.com

It snowed in Miami in 1977.

20 Jan 1977, Page 3 – Valley News

California was flooding a few months after Jerry Brown declared drought disaster.

11 Feb 1978, Page 1 – The Sheboygan Press 

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.

Global Warming Has Begun, Expert Tells Senate – The New York Times

Yellowstone Ablaze: The Fires of 1988 | WyoHistory.org

Megadroughts are the normal climate for California.

Ancient Trees Reflect Century-Long Droughts : Environment: Analysis of stumps’ rings shows that dry spells can last far longer than the state has estimated, expert says. – latimes

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

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..

When life exploded | Science News for Students

Earth is getting greener as CO2 increases.

Carbon Dioxide Fertilization Greening Earth, Study Finds | NASA

“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.”

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11 Responses to Wettest Megadrought Ever

  1. spren says:

    I think we need to ban Eugene Robinson and his cohorts from the left-wing rag known as The Washington Post. The CO2 all of them expel in their breaths is toxic and we need to stop them from any additional breathing. That alone could help to alleviate the climate emergency we find ourselves in.

  2. GWS says:

    The Washington Post does not want to hear any feedback, no comments, no objections, no other explanations. The driver of the climate is carbon dioxide caused by man, plain and simple, and if you say otherwise you are a climate denier worthy of crucifixion and damnation—end of story.
    The liberal left has its mind made up and don’t you try to change it!

  3. Richard says:

    CO2 was demonized by the filty rich Al Gore who got a D- in his class under professor Revelle who was using CO2 to measure ice core samples- AL GOT it wrong and the left – greenish continue the lie as they wont admit CO2 is not the evil gas

  4. rah says:

    Nice short explanation of the evolution of fish. Though the Devonian is known as the age of fishes because of the great evolutionary burst of different species during that Epoch, the first fishes with a spinal column that we would recognize as such appear during the Ordovician.


  5. Timo, not that one says:

    “Wettest Megadrought Ever” Brilliant.
    My Czech wife says that during communism, the Russians were always regaling them with their “Largest”, “Fastest”, “Heaviest” tractor, airplane, or building, in the world. They had a meme where they said that Russia even had the world’s tallest little person.

  6. Reid says:

    The people that believe men can get pregnant claim they can stop climate change. The Part of Science or something.

  7. Bob G says:

    Robinson is either an idiot or a propagandist and he’s probably both. If he would bother to look at the facts behind the Yellowstone flooding you would see it really didn’t rain all that much but the rain landed on snowpack. A lot of snow left over in the high elevations because of the cold spring. The rain melted that snow fast hence the flooding.

  8. D. Boss says:

    The title of the “opinion piece” is all you need to see to understand what this person, and the warmunist cult he subscribes to, has as their agenda:

    If Carbon is a “toxic substance” then all life on this planet is also toxic and must be controlled, diminished and eliminated! Since all life, plant and animal, is based upon carbon, and the division of chemistry that deals with “organic” chemicals and compounds is based on carbon – tagging carbon as toxic means you are classing all lifeforms as toxic. (which is an evil mandate if I ever saw one)

    Which means if you believe this load of crap on “carbon” you are indeed an evil misanthrope, who is hell bent on destroying not just humanity, but all life on this planet! There can be no “in between” or compromise. If the basis of all life is bad, toxic, then the only conclusion or solution is to destroy all life. You cannot be “half pregnant”….

    But then again these severely stupid people believe men can get pregnant. Bonhoeffer was right – stupid people are more dangerous than outright evil ones! If a person wrote an opinion that called for killing all humans, animals and plants – you can easily defeat their argument and label them as evil and/or insane. But we are tolerating these idiots saying we must consider the basis of all life as toxic and their proposed remedy would end up killing a large proportion of humanity and if taken to their conclusion, end all life on the planet, for below 150 ppm of CO2 plants die!

    We must not tolerate ANYONE who repeats the mantra that Carbon is evil or bad or toxic. Call them out for the misanthropes they are – do not compromise on this point or we are lost!

    Every morsel of food humans consume, every molecule of oxygen we breathe – has come from the CO2 in the atmosphere – via plants and photosynthesis. Our bodies are in fact internal combustion engines, burning hydrocarbon fuel and emitting CO2 back into the atmosphere! Every human merely existing, is equivalent to running a car’s engine for roughly 3,000 to 5,000 miles a year in terms of the burning of hydrocarbon fuel and CO2 emissions!

  9. Lynne Balzer says:

    Regarding “ocean acidification”: if the ocean is losing CO2 to the atmosphere because it is warming, wouldn’t it also be losing carbonic acid, which is produced when CO2 reacts with water? Thus, the ocean would be less, not more acidic. Right?

    • Disillusioned says:

      If the alarmunists’ junk science were correct, sure. As long as I have been following this, it appears they continue to get it wrong on all counts.

      CO2 is heavier than oxygen and the majority of CO2 molecules stay near the earth’s surface where they are able to fertilize plant life. The oceans are a carbon sink. However, CO2 in the oceans is not acidifying the oceans, which are very alkaline. No “acidification” there. The AGW house of cards is built on junk science on top of junk science.

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