Romm writes of an “Epic Dust Bowl”, only he seems to have missed the part about the dust. The US corn crop in 2012 is forecast to be the eighth largest on record.
The 2012 drought is in no way comparable to the 1930s or the 1950s, and is not even particularly unusual.
Contiguous U.S., Palmer Modified Drought Index (PMDI), September-August 1896-2012
h/t to Marc Morano
Reblogged this on Climate Ponderings.
Texas got pounded with rain over the past couple days, adding to their already extreme permanent droughtflood conditions. Droughtflood is now the new normal and has the fingerprints of greedy white Republican climate deniers all over it!
But Steve, according to supermodels, this years crop could have been a contender, seventh largest crop on record, maybe even first if we use scenario “A” crop sensitivity..
If not for your meddling facts and historical gadflies, energy prices would have necessarily skyrocketed by now.
I was unaware that he had briefly found it.