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originally posted by: turbonium1
What is it called when record low temperatures happen all over the Earth?
It's not called anything, it's just ignored. They only want to point out the record high temperatures, for some reason...
originally posted by: scraedtosleep
a reply to: network dude
I realize this isn't an end to AGW, but it does show that some of the doom was inflated,
No it doesn't though. If you account for what has been done to slow the change since those reports came out.
Those high numbers have always been a this is what will happen IF we don't take steps to prevent it.
This report only proves that the steps we have taken were working and we should continue on that course.
Dry Year on Rio Grande Gets Dustier, With Hotter Days to Come
LEMITAR, NEW MEXICO
The Rio Grande is a classic "feast or famine" river. with a dry year or two typically followed by a couple of wet years that allow for recovery. If warming temperatures brought on by greenhouse emissions make wet years less wet and dry years even drier, as scientists anticipate, year-to-year recovery will become more difficult.
"The effect of long-term warming is to make it harder to count on snowmelt runoff in wet times," said David S. Gutzler, a climate scientist at the University of New Mexico, "And it makes the dry times much harder than they used to be."
With spring runoff about one-sixth of average and more than 90 percent of New Mexico in severe to exceptional drought, conditions here are extreme.
But the state of the Rio Grande reflects a broader trend in the West, where warming temperatures are reducing snowpack and river flows.