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Scientists reported the drought in the west is the worst in 1,200 years.

West’s megadrought is worst in 1,200 years, study finds – CNN

Apparently, those “scientists” didn’t do any actual research.

Graphic: California’s droughts in the past 1,200 years – The Mercury News

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

” at least one other study, published in 1922, discusses a drought in California that lasted more than a century”

16 Jun 1994, Page 259 – The Los Angeles Times at Newspapers.com

16 Jun 1994, 3 – The Fresno Bee at Newspapers.com

Thirty years ago, the New York Times knew that the 20th century was unusually wet in California, and that the Medieval Warm Period was global.

“Lisa J. Graumlich, who examines the ring patterns of foxtail pine trees and western junipers in the Sierra Nevada, has compiled a detailed record of the year-to-year variation in temperature and precipitation over the last thousand years.

She has seen in the North American trees the feathery but unmistakable signatures of the Medieval Warm Period, a era from 1100 to 1375 A.D. when, according to European writers of the time and other sources, the climate was so balmy that wine grapes flourished in Britain and the Vikings farmed the now-frozen expanse of Greenland; and the Little Ice Age, a stretch of abnormally frigid weather lasting roughly from 1450 to 1850. A Crucial Question

“We can now see that these were global climate phenomena, not regional temperature variations,” she said. “The question is, how did we get those warmer temperatures during pre-industrial times, and what can we learn from those conditions about what is going on today?”

Western landscapes in presettlement era were very smoky places.

Warming? Tree Rings Say Not Yet – The New York Times

Severe Ancient Droughts: A Warning to California – The New York Times

Climate at a Glance | National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

Climate at a Glance | National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

Climate at a Glance | National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

via Real Climate Science


May 24, 2022