Eight Years Since The Guardian Said Rivers “Running Dry”

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George Monbiot: The freshwater boom is over. Our rivers are starting to run dry | Comment is free | The Guardian

Now they say that global warming makes rivers too deep.

ScreenHunter_3869 Oct. 19 18.12David Cameron right to link floods and global warming, say climate scientists | Environment | theguardian.com

In order to be a Guardian reader, it is essential that your brain is completely fried.

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33 Responses to Eight Years Since The Guardian Said Rivers “Running Dry”

  1. Anything is possible says:

    And a mere two-and-a-half years since they were hyper-ventilating about permanent drought…..


    • Phil Jones says:

      Yep… and these shit heads are never held to account for their PANIC creating predictions. .. yet… With Ebola these same folks tell us to NOT PANIC… there’s nothing to worry about.. just wash your hands..

      • Lawrence13 says:

        AGW has been the perfect weapon for lefty liberals . A way to vent their self loathing of the west and its miraculous achievements and a way to worship, but in their minds scientifically as many are Dawkin groupies but see the rational and revolutionary positives of Islam who of course gave the West all the science it now takes for granted, right.

        They also make me die they way they implicitly trust AGW science as unimpeachable evidence and truth yet mistrust every other branch of science -unless of course its proving that capitalism is doing something evil.

    • Jimbo says:

      I see Monbiot there. Here is what else he said.

      Guardian – 15 February, 2005
      George Monbiot
      It is now mid-February, and already I have sown 11 species of vegetable. I know, though the seed packets tell me otherwise, that they will flourish. Everything in this country – daffodils, primroses, almond trees, bumblebees, nesting birds – is a month ahead of schedule. And it feels wonderful. Winter is no longer the great grey longing of my childhood. The freezes this country suffered in 1982 and 1963 are, unless the Gulf Stream stops, unlikely to recur. Our summers will be long and warm. Across most of the upper northern hemisphere, climate change, so far, has been kind to us.

      Guardian – 6 January 2010
      Leo Hickman & George Monbiot
      Britain’s cold snap does not prove climate science wrong

      Climate sceptics are failing to understand the most basic meteorology – that weather is not the same as climate, and single events are not the same as trends

      …Now we are being asked to commit ourselves to the wilful stupidity of extrapolating a long-term trend from a single event….

      Guardian – 20 December 2010
      George Monbiot
      That snow outside is what global warming looks like
      Unusually cold winters may make you think scientists have got it all wrong. But the data reveal a chilling truth

  2. inMAGICn says:

    To be David Cameron your brain must be completely fried.

    • Phil Jones says:

      It’s almost a requirement for any politician to speak about and believe in Climate Change.,…


      • Ivan says:

        almost” ??
        It is, in fact, mandatory for a politician to preface any related comment with the ritual “I believe that climate change is real and that humans are contributing to it” mantra.

        • Actually, in a recent debate in Florida between Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist, Scott was asked that specific question and he answered that since he is not a scientist, he doesn’t feel qualified to comment on that question, but that from the standpoint of energy policy, the most important thing in his view is that electricity remain affordable for the average Floridian.


      • Justa Joe says:

        For leftist politicians

  3. Disillusioned says:

    George Moonbeam, your mind must be completely fried.

  4. geologyjim says:

    On this side of the Atlantic, Gov. Jerry Brown (CA) has the license for “Moonbeam”

    “Moonbat” is more appropriate for George east of the mid-Atlantic ridge

  5. inMAGICn says:

    Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA). Must put in the essentials.

  6. Sparks says:

    Laughed. No one will ever see this.

  7. emsnews says:

    If global warming makes more ice in the Antarctic and melts all the ice in the Antarctic at the same time, it is easy to make all rivers dry up and overflow at the same time. Magical! That’s what this is.


  8. Skiphil says:

    “a river runs through it” — whatever the situation, the “climate change” propaganda will say something is wrong with the water — the river will run right through the global warming hysteria at all times

  9. tom0mason says:

    The UK is firmly in the grip of their climastrophists and the Green Blob, witness the UK forestry Commission’s advice on planting drought resistant trees –

    (Figure 1). Observed change • Climate change presents new opportunities for the forestry sector, particularly the planting of new woodlands to sequester carbon and provide wood fibre and timber products for future generations; but these new woodlands must also be resilient to the impacts of climate change. In England there is compelling evidence that the climate has changed considerably over the past 50 years and this is consistent with what is known about the effect of increasing atmospheric GHG concentrations on global temperatures. For example, 10 of the 12 warmest years in the 350-year Central England Temperature record have occurred in the last 20 years, and winters are becoming wetter and summers slightly drier ( Jenkins et al., 2007). Other evidence comes from the way that living systems are responding, in some cases, rapidly. Figure 1 Wildfire in a young pine stand.

    from their pdf : http://www.forestry.gov.uk/pdf/FCRN201.pdf

  10. Andy Oz says:

    Australian Greens worry that they will look incompetent amongst European communists and US communists. Meanwhile ex-communists in Russia and China, reckon Australian Greens are completely NUTS.


  11. Andy Oz says:

    This says it all about the Guardian. They know it and they have no ethics to hold them back.

    “The trouble is that the stupid people–who constitute the grand overwhelming majority of this and all other nations–do believe and are moulded and convinced by what they get out of a newspaper..”
    – Mark Twain 1873

    • Ivan says:

      I’ll see your Mark Twain and raise you a Leo Tolstoy:
      “I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives.”

    • tom0mason says:

      The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter
      Winston Churchill

      • jjreuter says:

        And I raise 3 Ronald Reagans: “If you’re explaining, you’re losing.”
        “How do you tell a communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin.”
        The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.

    • Billy Liar says:

      Around 50% of people in the world are of below average intelligence. 🙂

  12. Tel says:

    Same happened in Australia with Flannery sitting in his waterfront home warning us about permanent drought and sea level rise.

  13. Tel says:

    By the way, stupidity only goes so far. The author mentioned above was the same guy who went out to a government funded wetlands restoration area (known as Southlake Moor), took photos of himself paddling in a canoe, and then blamed farmers for the flooding.


    Before looking at his indirect evidence – and we’ll do that in Part II – we can already perceive that Mr Monbiot is, at the very least, exaggerating. The route from High Ham to Burrowbridge that he describes is very much part of the Levels. As befits their name, they are actually quite level. Hills are only a distant backdrop. If he personally witnessed “water and soil flash off into the lake”, it wasn’t from this vantage point.

    However, there is an important feature of this “lake” which Mr Monbiot so contemptuously refers to as Lake Paterson, one which he neglects to tell us. It might have an influence on its current status though.

    The lake is in fact Southlake Moor (above). Would that Mr Monbiot knew it, this area did not get the bulk of its water from distant hills – not directly at any rate. It is designed to be flooded deliberately, from a specially constructed inlet connected to the River Sowy. This is part of a Defra-funded £8 million scheme which is designed to turn the Moor back into wetland.

  14. Phil says:

    It seems that most of you here haven’t actually read the article at all, and are simply accepting SG’s assertion that Monbiot ‘got it wrong’.
    To say he got it wrong is more than a little disingenuous, it actually leads me to believe that you haven’t read the article at all.
    Firstly, at no point in the article does Monbiot state rivers would run dry by now. In fact, the only date that’s thrown in is “by the second half of the 21st Century” – a point that we have not yet reached.
    Secondly, it’s not Monbiot who’s making the assertions, he’s quoting from a journal published by the Met Office, and a consultant for New Scientist. Monbiot’s article is based on the assertions of these two sources. Difficult to say actually, that GM got it wrong at all, it’s just reportage and opinion.
    Taking the above into account, it does seem to suggest that you are simply ideologically opposed to most of GM’s politics, and paid scant attention to the actual content. Sadly, I think that’s the level that we have come to expect from most right-wingers.
    The blog article is a sham, and SG is a dickhead for trying to pull this off.

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