The Press Vs. Science

The press says the Great Salt Lake is shrinking due to the burning of fossil fuels.

Scientists say that isn’t true.

Utah’s Great Salt Lake has lost half its water, thanks to thirsty humans | Science | AAAS

“February 1, 1900

Great Salt Lake Shrinking.

The reason why the Great Salt Lake in Utah is growing smaller, according to Prof. J. E. Talmage, is that the volume of water from its four tributary rivers is being more or less diverted by irrigation. Prof. J. E. Talmage says the water of the lake is growing each year more acrid as it shrinks in size, and he thinks that in another 100 years it will be replaced by a glittering bed of dry salt.—San Francisco Chronicle.

Turner County Herald, Feb 1, 1900, p. 6 | NewspaperArchive®

“January 3, 1936


Great Salt Lake is. still shrinking. This is largely due to the fact that farms and cities are using more and more of the water from the streams that previously fed it. As a matter of fact, Great Salt Lake has been shrinking for many centuries. It was once a great inland sea known as Lake Bonneville. At that time it covered some 19,000 square miles of central Utah or an area equal to twice that of Lake Erie. Traces of shoreline have been found at 17 distinct levels, the highest being 1,000 feet above the present level.”

Quanah Tribune Chief, Jan 3, 1936, p. 12

06 Aug 1902, 1 – The Idaho Statesman at

29 Sep 1951 – “HERALD” SATURDAY MAGAZINE Glaciers, Icebergs Meit As World Gets Warmer – Trove

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6 Responses to The Press Vs. Science

  1. Eli the Pit Bulldog says:

    I’ve had it with both science and the press. So if a toddler boy plays with a girls toy, time to to whack his boy parts off.
    Major children’s hospitals are engaging in child abuse

  2. Eli the Pit Bulldog says:

    More on how the “science” lied along with their willing accomplices in crime, the media
    We tried to warn people about this and got our accounts suspended

  3. Gamecock says:

    ‘According to more than 170 years of water records and a comparison of how much water flows in and out of the lake, consumption of freshwater is likely to blame for the shrinking of Utah’s Great Salt Lake’

    FFS. Somebody tell that the Great Salt Lake is a terminal basin: NO WATER FLOWS OUT. NONE. NADA. DOUBLE OUGHT ZERO.

  4. Disillusioned says:

    Meanwhile, the Megadrought has, for the second time in two weeks, swamped Las Vegas with the worst deluge of precipitation in a decade.
    A megadrought (or mega-drought) is a prolonged drought lasting two decades or longer.

    Oh, wait….

  5. But ‘mega-drought’ sounds much more alarming than ‘brief dry spell’. The objective is to induce fear, not to inform.

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