Talk to any climate “scientist” before the recent California flooding, and they would have described an endless drought being caused by man made CO2.
California Drought Is Made Worse by Global Warming, Scientists Say
California to experience endless drought
Parched: California Braces for Drought Without End in Sight
Like the recent election, the “experts” and media could not have been more wrong. As we know now, the drought ended in California in dramatic style. Fears went from endless drought to whether or not the Oroville Dam will survive the “ARkStorm.” Just like after the election, when the “experts” or so epically wrong, it is time to self-reflect and ask “what went wrong, what didn’t we see?”
What went wrong should be obvious to everyone. If you aren’t looking for the answer, you will never find it, especially for a question as complicated as the global climate. Ask any climate “expert” the cause of the drought and there will be a universal canned answer of “man-made CO2.” Ignoring the fact that droughts have occurred in California throughout history and some of the worst were before the industrial era. The answer is easy, and the media will never challenge it. The problem that answer has been proven 100% wrong.
The California drought demonstrates the dangers the extreme focus on man-made CO2 causes. All the research money is directed away from real research, research that may actually help understand the climate, and towards the pseudo-science of man-made CO2 caused climate change. No one is even looking for the real answers.
Cosmic rays, combined with the ending of an abnormally strong El Nino may have created the perfect storm to end the “endless” drought in California. Unfortunately, we may never know. Why won’t we know? Because the data needed to reach such a conclusion doesn’t exist. Once again, if you aren’t looking for the answer, you will never find it. To answer that question you would need to have a robust data set measuring the cosmic rays and cloud cover over the globe. Those data sets simply don’t exist. Money needed to collect that data has been misdirected towards measuing CO2 and its impact.
What data we do have however starts to make an interesting case:
- Satellite Data demonstrates a sharp El Nino/Nina spike and decline in global temperatures.
- The sun has entered an unusually quiet period, with the current solar cycle being the third weakest since 1755.
- The weak solar cycle has resulted in more cosmic rays entering our atmosphere.
The hypothesis would simply be that the El Nino greatly increased the ability of the atmosphere to hold water vapor and the cosmic rays “seeded” the clouds. The combination of the two created what is referred to as an “atmospheric river.“
Why haven’t you read in the New York Times such a theory? Because it doesn’t require CO2, it explains the climate change as being natural. Will this theory be tested anytime soon? Doubtful. Why? Because the data simply doesn’t exist. The data for the above cosmic rays graphic is collected by a bunch of volunteer students in California. I guess NASA was too busy mothballing the Space Shuttle to make room for their CO2 labs.
What is this all about? Approximately once a week, Spaceweather.com and the students of Earth to Sky Calculus fly space weather balloons to the stratosphere over California. These balloons are equipped with radiation sensors that detect cosmic rays, a surprisingly “down to Earth” form of space weather. Cosmic rays can seed clouds, trigger lightning, and penetrate commercial airplanes.
How a “science” can be settled without ruling out any of the other possible causes, or even having the data to do so is beyond me, but once again, if you don’t look for alternative explanations, you will never find them. The is the real problem with the pseudo-science of CO2 driven climate change, it diverts resources away from those who wish to perform real research and real science to help humanity truly understand the climate.
BTW, the MO of the Climate Alarmists is to deny, deflect, deceive, distort, and attack. One favorite tactic is to “appeal to authority,” who are often the “Fact Checkers.” These favorite attack dogs are a tainted jury at best.
Be sure to “Like,” “Share,” “Subscribe,” and “Comment.” If you are real ambitious, please forward it on to President Trump.