Climate Math : 22 > 200

The Mercury News says California is flooded and having the worst drought in 1,200 years. They also say California has had 200 year long droughts during the past 1,200 years.

“Current drought is worst in 1,200 years in California and the American West, new study shows

Tree rings indicate 2001-2022 is driest 22-year-period since at least 800 A.D., when Vikings sailed and Mayans built temples”

Current drought is worst in 1,200 years in California and the American West, new study shows

“California drought: Past dry periods have lasted more than 200 years, scientists say

California’s current drought is being billed as the driest period in the state’s recorded rainfall history. But scientists who study the West’s long-term climate patterns say the state has been parched for much longer stretches before that 163-year historical period began.”

California drought: Past dry periods have lasted more than 200 years, scientists say – The Mercury News

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14 Responses to Climate Math : 22 > 200

  1. Bill says:

    “…the driest 22-year period…”

    Is it just me, or are the climate catastrophists constantly making up new statistics? How am I supposed to react to that? I guess I’ll need to get out my handy 22-year running average graph and check that out.

    • arn says:

      The number of climate “scientists” went probably up by 1000% during the last 30 years.

      So it is expected that the output of BS will rise by a magnitude.

  2. Caleb Shaw says:

    The Alarmists are assuming the general public are all “sheeple”. While I’ll admit I and my fellow Americans are not perfect, and we do have our flaws, you can only take us to the cleaners so many times before we wise up.

    The media cannot freak out about a “mega-drought” in 2023 and then freak out about a possible “ARcStorm” in 2024, and not think people don’t notice the contradiction.

  3. Walter says:

    They just don’t have a clue at all. It’s just whatever fits the narrative and since the media is totally complicit, and just propaganda for the lefts agenda anyway, they’ll never call out the constant flip flopping.

  4. Rah says:

    The Palmer drought index factors in water usage. S. California has a far larger population and more extensive agriculture than that semi-arid land can naturally sustain. As long as those conditions exist the government can hype about drought even during very wet times. In the meantime they consistently fail to build more reservoirs to help sustain during the dry times.

  5. Bruce says:

    Tree rings indicate 2001-2022 is driest 22-year-period since at least 800 A.D., when Vikings sailed and Mayans built temples”

    So the Mayans and the Vikings caused the start of Klimate Khange?

    The more you know.

  6. oeman50 says:

    Were those tree rings analyzed by Mikey Mann? Hmmmm….

    • arn says:

      Analyzing tree rings is the palm reading for dudes with a degree.
      (and Palms are trees – that’s how Mann became a climate expert )

  7. Lance says:

    2024, flooding, the new normal!
    2025, drought, the new normal!

    repeat, rinse, recycle

  8. conrad ziefle says:

    I thought tree rings told us how dry it was, not how hot it was. I was talking to a very intelligent person, young, who worries about global warming and he gave me the what if they are right, then it would be better to try to correct it than to fail by letting it happen. I think a lot of people follow this line: better to be vaccinated, just in case, better to buy an electric car, just in case, etc. Somehow they have been made to focus on only one side of the issue, and not take into consideration that there is a downside, rather large, in correcting course to prevent X , Y, or Z. I told him about this website and asked that he just read some of the articles on data tampering. I think the articles on the benefits of CO2 are also important. I keep thinking that we are a lot closer to 100 ppm than we are to 7000 ppm. What happens when another glaciation happens and the oceans draw down the atmospheric CO2?

    • Disillusioned says:

      Excellent anecdote.

      Tell your young friend that when the next glaciation happens and the oceans begin sucking up beneficial atmospheric CO2 again – all the burning of fossil fuels mankind could muster will do zilch… just as all the burning of fossil fuels now are doing zilch (to change our climate).

      If (not when; after 14 years of climate sobriety, I strongly hedge my bets that believers will always be believers) the young believer finally comes to the realization that CO2 was never the climate control knob in the past – that there is absolutely zero empirical science to back up the AGW hypothesis – he/she *may* finally be able to see how insane is the destruction of energy infrastructures and world economies, based on an unproven hypothesis… just in case the politically motivated, big-monied, AGW science fiction monster turns out to be real.

      Kudos for mentioning the tampering. The young believer must be able to understand that when you must keep doctoring temperature records to keep your gravy train alive, it is not science.

  9. Al Shelton says:

    It is coincidental that yesterday I watched a program on the Smithsonian TV channel about the fall of the Mayan empire.
    The article was wall done IMO.
    The Mayans built a huge empire of cities and trade routes.
    They were very advanced in science and astronomy as well as construction, as most of you may know.
    The archaeologists came to the conclusion that the peak of the empire was 799 CE and the reason for the downfall was drought.
    This is shown on Tony’s chart.

  10. John Nebilak says:

    It is interesting that the graph shows wetter on the negative side and drier on the positive. Seems to be more intuitive to do the opposite.

  11. Ed says:

    Why 22 years though? Oh thats right 98, 99, 95 were are big, big water years. Gotta mold that narative.

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