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#411 Rogerdodger



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Posted 29 August 2022 - 03:06 PM

Al Gore: "Nothing to see here...No books or movies to sell...  Move along."


Hurricane Season Quietest in Quarter Century...


August 29, 2022

The Atlantic crucible of hurricanes hasn’t had a storm all month and if the calm holds it will stand as the quietest August in 25 years.

The expanse of ocean between Africa and the Caribbean Sea has only had two stormless Augusts in more than seven decades of recordkeeping -- one in 1961 and the other in 1997, said Phil Klotzbach, lead author of Colorado State University’s seasonal storm forecast. August typically is the beginning of the hurricane season’s most-active phase.

Edited by Rogerdodger, 29 August 2022 - 03:11 PM.

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Posted 30 August 2022 - 10:25 AM

Unusually COLD Ocean is causing massive flooding.. 


What? Wait. Where's the warming?


Buildings crumble as monsoon flooding death toll soars past 1,100 in Pakistan


The country faces "a serious climate catastrophe" according to one government official, who noted that some regions look like they're "part of the ocean" following weeks of exceptionally heavy monsoon rain.


 "Much of central and northern Pakistan has had 200-600% of normal rainfall with over 1,000% of normal rainfall in southern Pakistan," Nicholls said, adding that wet weather is common in a La Niña pattern. "Karachi, Pakistan, had 1,397% of normal rainfall in July, or 9.78 inches (248 mm) of rain versus a normal rainfall of 0.70 of an inch (18 mm). For the season, rainfall has been 1,001% of normal in Karachi."

Pakistan's largest city more than tripled its monthly rainfall in 24 hours during monsoon downpours in late July.




La Niña is characterized by unusually cold ocean temperatures in the Equatorial Pacific, compared to El Niño, which is characterized by unusually warm ocean temperatures in the Equatorial Pacific.




Edited by Rogerdodger, 30 August 2022 - 10:26 AM.

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Posted 23 September 2022 - 06:21 PM

Trust the science...Really? Which scientist?

"They ignored his science that said there’s been big droughts."


How a 100-year-old miscalculation drained the Colorado River


We’ve reached the point where the reservoirs are no less than a third full in terms of the available water supply that we might use. We’re at the danger point.


In the early 20th century, the US Geological Survey sent out this guy named Eugene Clyde LaRue to try and measure the Colorado River. LaRue started to see that, beyond the time horizon that we’d been measuring the river so far [a couple of recent decades], there were some really big droughts. He concluded in a 1916 report that the river is subject to big droughts on timescales of 10-to-20 to 50-to-100 years. It doesn’t just stay wet.

The negotiators of the Colorado River Compact — the foundational document for figuring out how to divide up the river and decide who gets what — needed this information. They needed science. But they came together to figure this out without LaRue. They sidelined him. They ignored his science that said there’s been big droughts.

Instead, the negotiators looked at a much more recent period [of time] that had been extraordinarily and unusually wet. They said the river’s got plenty of water to build all these farms and to build all these cities. They just ignored the science because it was inconvenient.


Negotiators believed — and negotiated a deal that said — there was as much as 20 million acre-feet flowing from the river each year. LaRue’s estimate was closer to 15 million. Today, we know it’s 12 million.  It was a big gap.

“They were told that there was enough water. That turns out to have been bogus.”

Edited by Rogerdodger, 23 September 2022 - 06:24 PM.