Why Joe Romm Doesn’t Follow Up With His Stories

The Romm strategy is to cherry pick a short term weather event, get his readers hysterical, and then never follow up later. If he did follow up, it would become clear that he is a propagandist rather than a scientist.

Last summer, Romm told us that the only way we could end the exceptional drought was to lower CO2 emissions.

Since he wrote that article, exceptional drought has dropped to one of the lowest levels in US history. It is also important to note that the category “exceptional drought” is a recent addition to the terminology. Had it been applied in the past, the 1930s and 1950s would have been much higher than 2011. Romm was intentionally misleading his readers at the time he wrote that.

Drought Monitor Statistics

Over most of the past decade, exceptional drought has declined – except for the one date which Romm chose to cherry pick.

Similarly, extreme drought has declined precipitously over the past decade.

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8 Responses to Why Joe Romm Doesn’t Follow Up With His Stories

  1. Andy DC says:

    The alarmists just move on to something else. Now it is forest fires. Every trash fire is the end of the world.

  2. Lance says:

    To follow up would be inconvenient…

  3. David Appell says:

    You are — well, lying — about what Romm said.

    You say that what he said was, “Last summer, Romm told us that the only way we could end the exceptional drought was to lower CO2 emissions.”

    But then you quote him as saying, “Sharply reducing greenhouse gas emissions, however, would seem our best hope of….”

    These two statements are not equivalent.

    Why are you acting like they are?

  4. DirkH says:

    But now you have an exceptional flooding risk! Which is totally what the warmist theory says! Because the hydrological cycle is supercharged! Romm was just not mentioning that risk! Maybe he didn’t want to sound too alarmist. A mistake as it turns out!

  5. RobertInAz says:

    You can view annual animations here: http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/animations.html
    And watch the exceptional drought decrease this year here: http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/12_week.gif

    A nit: you wrote: ” …Romm told us that the only way….”
    Romm wrote: “…would seem to be…..” and was focused on a long term trend.

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