New York Times Drought Stupidity : Part Two

In 1996 the NYT said that severe droughts were common in the past

Anasazi had weathered many severe droughts in the past. Why did the one in the late 13th century cause an entire population to abandon the settlements they had worked so hard to build?

Copyright 1996 The New York Times Company
The New York Times
August 20, 1996, Tuesday, Late Edition – Final
Section C; Page 1; Column 3; Science Desk


Yesterday, the New York Times said that severe droughts hardly ever happened in the past

Hundred-Year Forecast: Drought
Published: August 11, 2012

BY many measurements, this summer’s drought is one for the record books. But so was last year’s drought in the South Central states. And it has been only a decade since an extreme five-year drought hit the American West. Widespread annual droughts, once a rare calamity, have become more frequent and are set to become the “new normal.

Extreme Weather and Drought Are Here to Stay –


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10 Responses to New York Times Drought Stupidity : Part Two

  1. dmmcmah says:

    Sorry meant Happer et al

  2. John B., M.D. says:

  3. Eric Barnes says:

    Lucky for us the New York Times keeps generating plenty of material for the “New York Times Drought Stupidity” series. Looking forward to future installments.

  4. Lance says:

    Instructions to NYT
    1) insert foot into mouth
    2) repeat as often as necessary

    • PaddikJ says:

      Actually, it’s:

      1. Shoot self in foot
      2. Insert bloody thing in mouth to try & stop the bleeding, and do not stop for anything.
      3. Pass out & wait for paramedics w/ stomach pump to arrive.

  5. Sparks says:

    The NYT croupting the past in the name of The Great Anthropogenic Climate Fiddle.

  6. Andy DC says:

    If the science is settled, why do they need to spew outright lies?

    • miked1947 says:

      The science behind AGW can not be settled because there is no science behind AGW. That is why they need to spew outright lies!
      However, Chicken Little really believed the sky was falling, just like our current members of the Chicken Little Brigade.

  7. ozspeaksup says:

    NYTimes is a joke. read for entertainment only,
    facts are found here and other places:-)

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