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Jul 17 2012

About that Hoax

(2 pm. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

U.S. drought biggest since 1956, climate agency says

The National Climatic Data Center is reporting that over 70% of the country are experiencing “abnormally dry or worse conditions”.

That’s double one year ago, according to agency statistics.

The hot, dry weather has taken its toll on agriculture, with 30% of the corn planted in the leading 18-corn producing states reported in poor or very poor conditions as of last week, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Even while flat earthers scream foul, statistics and evidence continue to mount that we are experiencing a warming pattern and extreme weather conditions that can’t be explained away by wishful thinking.

More below.  

The worst-hit areas are the southern to central Rockies, the central Plains states and the Ohio Valley, the National Climatic Data Center said.

The hot, dry weather has taken its toll on agriculture, with 30% of the corn planted in the leading 18-corn producing states reported in poor or very poor conditions as of last week, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. New figures were due Monday afternoon.

With parts of the country in an epic drought, water levels were also running low in the Mississippi River south of New Orleans, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. That was allowing saltwater to begin working its way upriver, which could threaten some water supplies.

Maybe when the deniers begin to personally experience spontaneous combustion they might accept the fact that without a drastic change in peoples behavior we may all be doomed.

CNN

2 comments

  1. LaEscapee

    I’m starting to wish for a slow moving tropical storm or a weak hurricane to provide some much needed rain. I thought I lived in the tropics.

  2. TMC

    I’m on the ocean. The thunderstorms that ripped through here came with a a tornado watch. Really? Last year a tornado ripped through Brooklyn. This is NYC not Kansas

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