SEARCH BLOG: WATER
Weather patterns have conspired against the southeast U.S. this year.
Global warming hurricanes simply did not materialize and the rains that come with a typical hurricane season were so much vaporware.I wrote back in April that water was a much bigger issue to civilization than carbon dioxide. This year turned out to be a prime example in the southeast.
As nations around the world, with the help of some alchemists at the U.N., embark on an economically and environmentally disastrous war on global warming, the basic issue of water management is all but ignored.These are the issues that threaten us, not a 5° C rise in average temperature [HT to Benny Peiser]:
- Population growth is draining aquifers
- Flood control and fresh water management is ignored
- Invasive species are ruining whole aquatic ecosystems
- Massive changes in land use are changing local and regional climates, often causing warmer, drier conditions
But misguided attempts to manage the weather based on Chicken Little politics are pure waste of time and money... and bad science...