Money Does NOT Create Rain, Nor Does Lack of Critical Thinking (Amended)

NBC News:

“Obama promised to make $100 million in livestock-disaster aid available within 60 days to help the state rebound from what the White House’s top science and technology adviser has called the worst dry spell in 500 years.”

A $100 million will not make it rain. Nor will reducing greenhouse gases.
California had similar droughts in the late 1920s and 1930s and the last time I checked, that was not 500 years ago. The White House science advisors, seem to lack some critical thinking skills.

In the 50s and 60s California build the water infrastructure to weather a five year drought, but environmentalist decided that captured water should be used to preserve a mall delta bait fish. California economy is on the brink of collapse due to this decision.


1936 Repeat? February 1936 was very similar to this month. The summer of 1936 was the hottest on record.

H/T to Steven Goddard for the graphic.



Note the drop in river flow during the early 1920s and how the heat in 1936 resulted in huge wet year in 1937 and 1938.  Where was Obama’s Science Advisor when all this was going on?


About Russ Steele

Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.
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2 Responses to Money Does NOT Create Rain, Nor Does Lack of Critical Thinking (Amended)

  1. Russ Steele says:

    From PJ Media, Tom Harris and Dr. Madhav Khandekar

    A quick look at meteorological history shows that Holdren’s leap in faith is unfounded. A weather phenomenon similar to what happened this winter also occurred during the 1962/1963 winter, when global cooling was underway. Miami experienced −12°C in December 1962, and most of Europe was exceptionally cold, with the average daily temperatures 4°C lower than usual at many weather stations.

    Similarly, towards the end of the global cooling period that lasted from 1945 to the mid-‘70s, Time wrote (June 24, 1974):

    Scientists have found other indications of global cooling. For one thing there has been a noticeable expansion of the great belt of dry, high-altitude polar winds — the so-called circumpolar vortex — that sweep from west to east around the top and bottom of the world.

    Meteorology textbooks show that such cold weather outbreaks happen often due to distortions in the boundaries of the polar vortex — and have nothing to do with global warming, or cooling, however caused.


  2. You might want to relate the promised series of speeches on AGW that SecState Kerry launched yesterday in Jakarta. He repeated the ‘debate is over’ stance in his boss’ SOTU, cited again the ‘97% scientists agree’ bamboozle, and called AGW skeptics (“deniers”) the equivalent of “Flat Earth Society” members who are ignorant of science. He promises to keep singing this song in the other Asian capitals he visits, and then some.


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