Steve Conner : Flooding Amazon Had Catastrophic Drought

http://www.independent.co.uk/

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20 Responses to Steve Conner : Flooding Amazon Had Catastrophic Drought

  1. latitude says:

    and not even a little blip on the CO2 graph…………..

    These guys are such morons that they believe that 100 year crap.
    You can have floods and droughts any time.

  2. Amino Acids in Meteorites says:

    Droughtflood.

  3. Anne says:

    Ahem! I have another theory! The wet-dry is caused by the dry-wet!

    • Amino Acids in Meteorites says:

      How is warm wet happening? Through cold dry?

      ;O)

    • suyts says:

      Anne, I think AAM may be on to something. While your theories are valid, I think cyclic climatic behaviors may play a part. AAM’s colddry obviously causes warming, but the warmwet, may cause cooling. When in transition, colddry intermingles with warmwet to spawn warmcold, and thus, drywet. But, only because dry and wet were left out in the cold………………or warm. Which ever the case may be.

      Clearly, more funding is necessary for further study.

    • Anne says:

      I have another theory too! The theory #3 by A. Elk (brackets Ms. brackets). Ahh-hem! Global warming alarmists are thin at one end, fatter in the middle and thin again at the other. In other words they’re big arses and have small brains!

  4. The following quote is a huge lie and total utter Bull- ” Brazilians cross the muddy bottom of the Rio Negro, a major…” “Muddy bottom of the Rio Negro” What?

    Here’s a video took on February 03, 2011 (that’s yesterday) of the 345ft deep waters where the blackwater Rio Negro meets the chocolate colored Amazon some 1600 kms (1000 miles) upstream from the Atlantic.

    If you search hard enough you can view live web cameras of these areas, Including the ones of the north pole which I view regularly,
    when these people write an article like that, Don’t they stop to think that someone might check?

    Looks wet to me!

  5. Here’s a video took on August 14, 2010

  6. Malaga View says:

    These alarmist reports are always in the future or, as in this case, last year… never NOW… never something that can be verified today.

    Just wonderful to see those videos… thank you…
    Brings back wonderful memories from the 70s….

  7. Malaga View says:

    Scientists believe that the highly unusual nature of the two droughts, which occurred in the space of just five years, may be the result of higher sea-surface temperatures in the tropical Atlantic, which could also be influenced by global warming caused by the release of man-made emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/special-report-catastrophic-drought-in-the-amazon-2203892.html#

    Very alarmist spin based upon the AGW belief system… but as the article notes there is a cycle of droughts that hit the Amazon… nothing new here… the droughts were not highly unusual… back in April 1977 the water levels in the Rio Branco and Rio Negro were very low…. too low even for small boats… so I had to travel overland from Boa Vista to Manaus. It was an interesting trip on a new dirt road through the jungle… the army checkpoints would only let you through in convoys of five or six vehicles during daylight hours because the road was not very popular locally… which is OK unless you happen to be in the sixth vehicle, in the last convoy of the day, and you break down… so it was a very long night in jungle with some very tense people waiting to hitch a lift with the first convoy next day…

  8. Andy Weiss says:

    They always tell fibs about exotic places that few of us know much about. Thanks for setting the record straight.

  9. Jeff K says:

    Just checked recent satellite photos of South America and it looks pretty green to me-not the dying forest we are led to believe. Not that I really had to check though.

  10. Paul H says:

    It seems highly unlikely trees would start dropping in their millions just because of a few weeks drought.

    The Amazon basin in any event has most of its rain during the wet season and very little in the dry season so trees adapt to such variability naturally.

    It is believed that the rainforest formed during the Eocene era, from 34 to 56 million years ago. At this time, the Atlantic ocean gave rise to a warm, moist region, although this was closer to a savanna-type region than today’s climate.

    The rain forest has been around for millions of years and has survived much greater climate shifts without much changing :-

    “Even during glacial periods in the Earth’s history, the relatively warm climate of Amazon rainforest allowed the survival and development of a diverse range of flora and fauna, today one of the main attractions of the region.”

    http://www.about-peru-history.com/amazon-rainforest-climate.html

  11. Paul H says:

    “A parching drought in northern Brazil this year has caused the Amazon River to dwindle to its lowest level since 1963″

    http://www.earthweek.com/2010/ew100924/ew100924b.html

    Must have been a lot of global warming in 1963 as well.

  12. Paul H says:

    We now learn from Richard North’s website that :-

    “Instead, we learn that Lewis and his little mates “are now trying to raise £500,000 in emergency funding to revisit the plots in the Amazon and gather further data” – which is of course the whole purpose of the exercise, to keep the chaps in lolly-pop money.”

    And :-

    “But what brings this into the arena of the surreal, though, is that the chaps are featuring Manaus and the River Negro for their horror story. They forget to tell us, of course, that in 2009, the very same area suffered from floods which were being described as the worst for 56 years. The Negro river rose to 88.32 feet, just short of the 1953 record (pictured – see also pics here). But – and you guessed it – this was “caused by climate change”.”

    http://eureferendum.blogspot.com/2011/02/komik-korner.html

    Rather puts things into perspective.

  13. grayman says:

    I wonder were they actually in the amazon when they supposedly wrote this garbage(spoken with a french accent). Were are the pictures, i figure they would take some to say see we told you, but alas NO. Just believe us we know what we are talking about, no need to look for yourself. They PREDICT a CO2 output, do they have a CO2 monitoring station there to verify, I guess not, believe what we tell you we know what we are doing, no need to check for yourself. Garbage like this makes me wonder sometimes why bother, but if we dont they would have thier way and ruin this world worse than they already have!

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