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originally posted by: Astyanax
As this article states , climate change is now disrupting the pattern of the monsoon cycle, bringing floods and droughts all over South Asia. One Indian city recently had to bring in water by train because its local aquifers had all dried up. Others are drowning in massive floods.
I began this thread at the beginning of the monsoon season. That season is ending now. In my country it brought destructive floods in the first few days, then failed. The year's second rice harvest is going to fail too, as a result. But some people here on ATS still haven't got the point.
It is clear now they never will. What a pity that the rest of us must suffer the consequences of their selfishness, obstinacy and folly along with them.
Re-curring drought conditions in many parts of India are leading to starvation and distress migration. Rural poor are the worst victims of crop failure, compounded by a slump in construction activities and non-availability of work in the MGNREGA rural employment scheme. However, drought cannot be blamed entirely on monsoon failure or on climate change; a flawed agricultural policy is a bigger causative factor in the collapse of farm and dairy production in semi-arid regions.
We are NOT discussing current levels of CO2. We are discussing the sensitivity of climate to changes in CO2.
Dr Reichelt said maps accompanying the research had been misleading, exaggerating the impact. “I don’t know whether it was a deliberate sleight of hand or lack of geographic knowledge but it certainly suits the purpose of the people who sent it out,” he said.
“This is a frightening enough story with the facts, you don’t need to dress them up. We don’t want to be seen as saying there is no problem out there but we do want people to understand there is a lot of the reef that is unscathed.” Dr Reichelt said there had been widespread misinterpretation of how much of the reef had died. “We’ve seen headlines stating that 93 per cent of the reef is practically dead,” he said. “We’ve also seen reports that 35 per cent, or even 50 per cent, of the entire reef is now gone.
Alberta and much of western Canada experienced a serious drought last year. So great was the impact on farmers, the province declared an agricultural emergency. The dry conditions continued through the winter with the western part of Canada then feeling the impact of El Niño. Scientists say the current El Niño event is one of the strongest on record, with the effects felt all over the world including a reduced monsoon in India and droughts in parts of Africa.
One factor that is often overlooked in the race to discover the causes of natural disasters is demography. Just before the last major El Niño in 1997, the population of Fort McMurray was just over 30,000. The last census indicated it was over 60,000. More people means not just a greater impact when fires occur, it also suggests the chances of one starting are increased. "There is this thing called the wild land urban interface, which is where people's homes get increasingly close to environments still undeveloped - and fire is able to come out of these 'natural' areas," Prof Wooster said. "And if you get more people you are more likely to get ignitions."
Also snowing in Austria, Switzerland, and Italy. “Europeans Stunned As Winter Strikes In Mid July!” “Snow Down To Only 1500 Meters” ”Extremely Rare” “For mid July such a low elevation snowfall is extremely rare,” reports meteorologist Dominik Jung. “Clearly snow is not real unusual in June or late August at these elevations, but in July it is truly an unusual event to witness. This summer is not only behaving like fall, but even like winter.
Peru’s government has declared a state of emergency in parts of the southern Andean region of Puno that have been hit with the coldest temperatures in a decade, daily El Comercio reported. President Ollanta Humala, visiting the area this week, announced the emergency for seven provinces in Puno – Carabaya, Sandia, Lampa, San Antonio de Putina, Melgar, Puno and El Collao. Hundreds of families have been affected and more than 250,000 alpacas have died due to freezing temperatures and snow storms that have hit the southern highlands. Vehicles on the highway between Puno and Arequipa were also affected. Passengers on interprovincial buses were forced to wait some eight to 10 hours on the icy highways at temperatures of minus 15 degrees Celsius.
originally posted by: TiredofControlFreaks
a reply to: Phage
Phage - screaming false is not a post. Its an opinion. You know and I know that there was a pause, a time period of 18 years during which the rate of global warming fell drastically and it has still not resumed. El Nino years cause a temporary spike because the ocean is shedding its heat. A temporary spike caused by El Nino is global warming.
If you disagree, you have to provide evidence and not just call out "false" as if you are some kind of arbiter whose judgement cannot be questioned.
What is your opinion about the false report that led the world to think the coral reef was half dead and the rest was dying, when, in fact, the stress on the coral reef was normal for an El Nino year?
Something is out of control here and the CAGW crowd is it the bottom of it. Would you care to comment?
Tired of Control Freaks
Phage - screaming false is not a post. Its an opinion.