USA Today reported Thursday that the lowest percentage of U.S. land ever is currently suffering from drought conditions according to the U.S. Drought Monitor report.
But how can this be the climate change people say the earth is warming and causing droughts ???? So does former President Obama and much of the mainstream media. Could they have been wrong the whole time? Now I am so confused.
Remember the bad old days of California (well the lack of water ones). The state was in the middle of a severe drought the climate change enthusiasts blamed it on their sacred unproven hypothesis including; The New York Times: California Drought Is Made Worse by Global Warming, Scientists Say; President Obama and California’s Governor Jerry Brown, advertised their conclusion that climate change caused California’s 2011-2015 drought; Newsweek reported “Global warming is an emerging background effect on the year-to-year variations in drought caused by natural climate variations, such as El Niño and La Niña.” There are thousands more examples.
The USA Today article says those claims were wrong:
“Drought has certainly been disappearing at a rapid rate this spring,” said meteorologist Brad Rippey of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The five-year drought in California is practically over, with only about 8% of the state currently in drought.
The strong El Niño of 2015-16 may have caused the initial decrease last year, he said. “El Niño is historically a ‘drought-breaker,’ while La Niña is a ‘drought-maker.’ ”
A persistent low-pressure area sitting along the west coast of North America this year helped fuel the ongoing wet weather, USDA meteorologist Eric Luebehusen said. Low pressure causes air to rise, which allows clouds and precipitation to form. Those storms and wet weather then typically meander east-northeast across the central U.S., he said.
La Niña? But President Obama said??? Heck would the NY Times lie? I know…it has suddenly gotten cold!