Shock News : Weather — Not Global Warming — Responsible For Sth California’s Record 2013 Dryness

It doesn’t matter what is true,
it only matters what people believe is true
.”
– Paul Watson,
co-founder of Greenpeace

We’ve got to ride this global warming issue.
Even if the theory of global warming is wrong,
we will be doing the right thing in terms of
economic and environmental policy.

– Timothy Wirth,
President of the UN Foundation

“As we all know, this isn’t about truth at all, its about plausibly deniable accusations.”

– Michael E. Mann | Climategate Emails

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Climatologist Bill Patzert of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge blames a long-lasting weather pattern in the Pacific Ocean called the Pacific Decadal Oscillation.

In the cycle’s negative phase, the surface waters of the western Pacific warm while the eastern Pacific cools, rather like a big La Niña that pushes the jet stream and the storms it carries to the north of California.

The reverse ocean temperature pattern prevails when the oscillation is in the positive phase, producing wetter, El Niño-like conditions.

For more than a decade, the oscillation has tended toward the negative. “Since 1997-98 more or less, we’ve been in a dry pattern” in the West, Patzert said.

L.A. is on track to set dry-weather record – latimes.com

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UPDATE

via Real Science

Droughts Becoming Much Less Common In The US

Posted on November 13, 2013 by 

During the 1930′s and 1950′s, droughts were very common in the US, but they are becoming increasingly rare as CO2 increases.

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Climate at a Glance | Time Series

UPDATE

Nature Study confirms Little change in global drought over the past 60 years

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Little change in global drought over the past 60 years : Nature : Nature Publishing Group

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