[ExI] West’s megadrought worsens to driest in at least 1,200 years

Max More max at maxmore.com
Wed Feb 16 06:32:01 UTC 2022

PBS is one of the many homes of environmental hysteria. Here's a different perspective:

Roger Pielke Jr. Weighs in on This Week’s Hysteria: Drought – Watts Up With That?<https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/06/14/pielke-jr-weighs-in-on-drought/>
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Subject: [ExI] West’s megadrought worsens to driest in at least 1,200 years

By — Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
Science Feb 14, 2022


The American West’s megadrought deepened so much last year that it is
now the driest in at least 1,200 years and is a worst-case climate
change scenario playing out live, a new study finds.

A dramatic drying in 2021 — about as dry as 2002 and one of the driest
years ever recorded for the region — pushed the 22-year drought past
the previous record-holder for megadroughts in the late 1500s and
shows no signs of easing in the near future, according to a study
Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Williams said there is a direct link between drought and heat and the
increased wildfires that have been devastating the West for years.
Fires need dry fuel that drought and heat promote.

Not a good outlook for the western states.


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