2012 US Drought Was Not Caused By Climate Change

The summer of 2012 was one of the worst droughts in US history, Barack Obama and other prominent Greens said the drought was caused by Global Warming.

The summer of 2012 was one of the worst droughts in US history, Barack Obama and other prominent Greens said the drought was caused by Global Warming.

The summer of 2012 was one of the hottest on record, America’s corn belt was parched dry, frequent comparisons were to made to the Dust Bowl disasters of the 1930s, but unlike the 1930s this modern drought was hailed as further proof of the hand of man influencing the climate.

The Boy King Obama, facing re-election in November 2012 immediately attributed the drought to Anthropogenic Global Warming, the usual Green suspects rallied around the king, who then received even more support for his theory from such Hollywood scientific luminaries as Bette Midler, the guy with the squeaky voice, what’s his name, oh yeah Matt Damon and Barbra Streisand to name the most irritating but a few.

So the stage is set, the good and the Green have written the script,  another weather event caused by CO2 and man, further proof of man made climate change, but was the 2012 US drought really caused by Anthropogenic Climate Change?

The answer is no according to scientists at 5 different Federal government agencies:

The summer of 2012 was the driest since record-keeping began more than a century ago, as well as one of the hottest, producing drought conditions across two-thirds of the continental United States.

Barack Obama and other prominent figures have repeatedly cited the drought as evidence of climate change. But the report released on Thursday by scientists at five different government agencies said that was not the case. The drought was “a sequence of unfortunate events” that occurred suddenly, the report said. The circumstances were so unusual the drought could never have been predicted.

“The Central Great Plains drought during May-August of 2012 resulted mostly from natural variations in weather,” the report said.

Those pesky natural variations are back and they always ruin a good warmist fear story, which always ignores natural variations as such, instead attributing them to human influences, natural cyclic events are treated the same way, because they simply do not fit the narrative of ideological or politicized junk science that underpins the Green Agenda.

But the scientists were clear in the report: “Neither ocean states nor human-induced climate change, factors that can provide long-lead predictability, appeared to play significant roles in causing severe rainfall deficits over the major corn producing regions of central Great Plains.”

As time goes by Obama’s settled science becomes less settled, when scientists employed by the Federal Government publicly disagree with the President about the causes of the drought, it shows clearly that Obama is just pushing a political agenda and attributing a natural event to help further his Green socialist cause.

There are some warmist scientists who say the conclusions of the report are wrong, if they believe this to be true then they should set about producing papers for peer review that support their hypothesis, for this is healthy and what science should always be about.

It is only science that is created to support a political ideology that can ever be settled, or subject to a consensus.

About Tory Aardvark

Climate Realist, Conservative and proud NRA member. I don't buy into the Man Made Global Warming Scam, science is never settled. http://toryaardvark.com @ToryAardvark on Twitter ToryAardvark on Facebook

Posted on April 12, 2013, in Anthropogenic Global Warming, Church Of Climatology, Climate Change, Fear, Global Warming, Green Lies and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. About 75 to 80 years ago, there was a nearly decade-long series of droughts in the Great Plains. It was called the “Dust Bowl”.

    About 75 to 80 years before the Dust Bowl, from the mid-1850s to the mid-1860s, there was a nearly decade long series of droughts in the Great Plains.

    About 75 to 80 years after the height of the Dust Bowl, there was a severe drought in the Great Plains (i.e. last summer).

    Is this proof of a decade-long drought occurring every 75 to 80 years in the Great Plains?

    No. But it’s a much better explanation than that last year’s drought was the result of nonexistent anthropogenic Global Warming.

    It’s also a much better explanation of the Dust Bowl than the standard watermelon theory that midwestern farmers were to blame with their evil, un-ecologically-sound farming practices, and that the nation was saved from the Dust Bowl by the brilliant policies of the Roosevelt Administration (and he and his brilliant statism got us out of the Depression, too, dontcha know).

  2. Alfred Phillips

    Some time in 2013 you published a very interesting video by a House of Lords scientist claiming “CO2 is good for the Earth” or words to that affect. Can I get a copy of that Video? I have developed a system for FGD for stations burning coal and support that CO2 is not a global warming gas, but a gas useful for all plant growth. The important gas to be removed when burning coal is SO2 and the more difficult SO3 particulate. My subscribing email address is adapconc@gmail.com. I would be appreciative if you would email me how I can obtain that Video. Thank you in anticipation.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: