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Hillary’s Drought

January 13, 2015

By Paul Homewood  


Hillary Rodham Clinton


Back in September, Hillary Clinton told a clean energy conference that climate change was causing extreme weather and droughts, no matter what deniers say.  





  1. A C Osborn permalink
    January 13, 2015 12:43 pm

    It supposed to be illegal to Lie to Congress and yet many under the Obama admin have done so and got away with it.

    • January 13, 2015 3:43 pm

      To lie intentionally to parliament is not allowed in the UK, if un-truth is told as a result of ignorance it is OK if you admit that you were misinformed when caught out. I wonder which it is with HC.

      • John Lee permalink
        January 14, 2015 4:45 am

        You actually have to wonder?

    • January 16, 2015 1:56 am

      Ahhhh… Hillary wasn’t speaking to Congress, but to an energy conference. Even then, all she has to do is claim she was misinformed or some such.

      It would be easy, especially if she got the data from the current administration. They tend to hire the politically loyal who are incompetent at their hired tasks.

  2. January 13, 2015 3:08 pm

    The drought scare was supported by news stories about the California drought, accompanied by heartbreaking photos of farmers cutting down their parched orchards, and selling the trees for wood. But here are a couple of articles about California’s water problem which claim that it’s largely due to environmental politics.

    This article is from Feb. 2013 (when there was no drought):

    This article is from early 2014 (a drought year):

    Here’s an excerpt from the 2013 Western Farm Press article:

    “This [2013] is not a drought year. The meager allotment is the result of too much water.

    Heavy rains in November and December created a water flush through the Delta, herding the threatened Delta smelt/minnow south, closer to water pumps that move water from the Delta to the San Luis Reservoir, a storage terminal near Los Banos, Calif., that collects state and federal project water for movement south to urban Californians and San Joaquin Valley farmers. To protect the endangered minnows, the pumps were periodically stopped through the winter. No pumps; no water south. Just water west into the ocean.

    The ridiculous environmental rules protecting the Delta minnow say the pumps can only gobble up 305 of the minnows in a water year, which ends Sept. 30. The count is already 232 — more than 75 percent of the limit. So to make sure pumps supply water to 25 million people and millions of acres of farmland consumes no more than four minnow buckets full of smelt — 800,000 acre-feet of water is gone.

    Mike Wade, executive director of the California Farm Water Coalition points out, “Despite the heavy rain and snowfall earlier this water year in December, farmers will be receiving less water than last year, which was a dry water year.”

    I don’t think this is really about protecting minnows. Protecting the minnows is a simple engineering problem. You just need larger screened water intakes. The larger the intake, the lower the water velocity at the intake. Most Delta Smelt can swim at more than 20 cm/sec. It should be straightforward to design large screened water intakes, which take in water slowly enough that they don’t suck in fish. My guess is that the real agenda is simply “green” ideological opposition to human use of natural resources (water, in this case). The minnows are just an excuse.

  3. January 13, 2015 3:33 pm

    I’m a denier; I deny I ever denied reality: CO2 cannot be the single most significant cause of global warming and the ensuing climate change, if keeps on increasing while global temperatures have stopped rising.
    “Denier” is an offensive term, used to minimize and marginalize dissent.

  4. January 14, 2015 8:33 am

    sHillary is the denier of science, facts and reality.

  5. DennyOR permalink
    January 17, 2015 8:42 pm

    I can’t get the noaa site to correctly display the all months wet and dry trend graphs you show above. Can you give me any help?

    • January 18, 2015 11:06 am

      It’s way down near the bottom of the SOTC, Denny.

      But the direct link is here.

      • DennyOR permalink
        January 18, 2015 7:07 pm

        Hi Paul. The problem for me is that when I display that link, the graph data itself may be “All Months” but the graph title says “December US Percentages…” and all I get for horizontal axis notations are a set of “Jans”. And it doesn’t change if I select “All Months” and re-“View”. As a result I can’t use that link in my own posts (and I’d really like to). Is this a problem with my browser or plug-in being out of date?

      • January 18, 2015 11:08 pm

        I see what you mean!

        It looks as if it is just the title of “December” instead of “All months” that is at fault. If you compare the bars on the chart, the December, or for that matter November version, just give one bar per year (and also years on the x-axis). The “All Months” version clearly gives a lot more bars, and also says “Jan” on the x-axis.

        It must be a bug on the NOAA software.

      • DennyOR permalink
        January 19, 2015 1:41 am

        When I make one of my skeptical email posts it helps my case if I can link directly to evidence at a trusted (by global warming enthusiasts) source. NOAA may consider this problem to be a feature rather than a bug in that it helps obscure data that’s counter to the narrative. So I guess I’ll have to wait to dispute the extreme droughts and floods narrative.

  6. Craig Stelck permalink
    January 18, 2015 6:25 am

    It’s flat out scary that amerikahns take H. Clinton seriously and yet the fix is in for another lying idiot who never ran anything but her lying mouth will be prez. I wonder who her first lady will be.

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