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    Worst Drought in 1,000 Years Could Begin in Eight Years

    Beginning in just eight years, we could see permanent climate conditions across the North American Southwest that are comparable to the worst megadrought in 1,000 years. (1)

    The latest research from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University published in December 2012 has some truly astounding news. The megadroughts referred to in the paper published in Nature Climate Change happened around about 900 to 1300 AD and are so extreme that they have no modern counterpart for comparison (these megadroughts will be referred to in the following as the "12th century megadrought"). The research was funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

    We have been warned for decades that we would be facing a megadrought if we did not do something about climate pollution. We did not, and now according to the projections of a new study, that is just what the future may hold. And remember, projected conditions similar to the worst megadrought in 1,000 years would be the baseline conditions. Dry periods, which we normally refer to as drought times today, would be superimposed on top of the megadrought extremeness.

    The Lamont-Doherty research not only includes one of the four new climate scenarios, but also uses the new high-resolution climate models that provide more detail and accuracy. Both will be found in the forthcoming 2013 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report (IPCC 2013). The authors tell us about the new climate scenario:

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    Stupid chart at the linky. I'm surprised nadin hasn't shown yet...
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    Wouldn't it be the worst drought in 1008 years or do they have the lead time already figured in?
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    Ummmm.... WOW! A drought in the desert.... whodathunkit?



    I'd like to know where the Apache, Navajo, Hopi, Anasazi...et al got their SUV's and A/C's to change the climate in such a manner
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apache View Post
    Ummmm.... WOW! A drought in the desert.... whodathunkit?



    I'd like to know where the Apache, Navajo, Hopi, Anasazi...et al got their SUV's and A/C's to change the climate in such a manner
    Too much farting from all the Mexican food.
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    Without doing any predicting we can freely say weather repeats itself. As to these predictions, it's highly doubtful.
    Can't say exactly how long ago but the Great Lakes were 150 feet shallower in the time frame since man arrived. Talk about a drought!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Too much farting from all the Mexican food.
    But there were no Mexicans back then...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post
    Without doing any predicting we can freely say weather repeats itself. As to these predictions, it's highly doubtful.
    Can't say exactly how long ago but the Great Lakes were 150 feet shallower in the time frame since man arrived. Talk about a drought!!
    Yes we can, and do, however they are trying to blame it on man...so it doesn't fit
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    And they'll still find a way to blame Bush.
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    You know, you'd think that even DUmmies, when comparing current conditions to the past, could start figuring out that Mankind just does NOT control the weather. If it happened 1000 years ago, why in H#(( is it now OUR fault it may be returning?? DUH???
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post



    Stupid chart at the linky. I'm surprised nadin hasn't shown yet...
    It's a shame that the internet only goes back comprehensively about 15 years. I recall news articles from the 1980's saying that the drought in the PacNW could last 400 years because archaeological evidence showed it had happened from 900 to 1300 or something like that.

    I"m not saying it can't happen, just the the doom saying has been going on longer than Global Warming Theology.
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