Learning To Be A Climate Journalist

Being a climate journalist means just making stuff up.

One Drop at a Time: Current drought worse than the Dust Bowl
Posted: Apr 30, 2015 2:51 PM EDT
By Kelsey Powell, Reporter

LAWTON, Okla._The current drought conditions in our area are even drier than the Dust Bowl of the 1930s.

One Drop at a Time: Current drought worse than the Dust Bowl – KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo –

Oklahoma isn’t having a drought

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In 1936, the entire state was in severe or extreme drought. Millions of people in the region abandoned their property and moved to California. “The Grapes of Wrath”

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The area is getting slammed with heavy rain.

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Compare vs. the 1930’s

Today

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1930s

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The area is expecting several inches of rain today.

Claiming that Oklahoma is drier than the Dust Bowl is complete nonsense. No lie is too big when it comes to climate journalism. The entire scam depends on it.

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15 Responses to Learning To Be A Climate Journalist

  1. “I rhyme about climate,
    I care more than most,
    The death of real science
    Left behind us its ghost;
    An evil poltergeist,
    Pseudo-science it is called,
    And with this shadowy figure
    Politicians have us enthralled.”

    Read some more: http://wp.me/p3KQlH-qH

  2. Josh says:

    Literally the next article they recommended to me, immediately below the story under “Local News”…. wait for it… “Several water rescues conducted amid flooding”

  3. FTOP_T says:

    Nothing says drought like unprecedented rain and flooding…

    http://www.weather.com/storms/severe/news/oklahoma-okc-flash-flooding-emergency-nws

  4. darrylb says:

    Unfortunately one rule permeates most of journalism because the product must be sold.
    The rule:
    Bad news is good news and good news is no news

    It takes a very good journalist to entice the public to see and appreciate that which is the
    very best among us. Human nature.

  5. darrylb says:

    In Minnesota- where there about 15,000 lakes, nearly 2/3 of lake surface was dry.
    Attempts were made at farming the then dried lakes, but in general the lake bottoms
    were too alkaline. Most were used as pasture land, with occasional potholes in them.

    Now, boaters in some lakes have to be careful not to run into submerged fence posts.
    A remnant of 1930’s farms.
    A good read regarding the 30’s is ‘The grapes of Wrath’
    Unfortunately too many people in that time began a lifestyle in which they were continually feeling the wrath of grapes.

    • An Inquirer says:

      The lake bottoms in my home area were successfully farmed in the 1930s. Perhaps noteworthy: the typical depths on these lakes was only about 10 or 12 feet deep. But now the lakes teem with fish, and fishermen, skiers and boaters are all enjoying the lakes. One think of which they need to be careful. The farmers back in the 30s collected rocks to enable farming and made a few rock piles several tall and the users of the lakes need to be careful to avoid them. However, it is not much of a worry because the DNR has marked them, and they are easy to see.

  6. Cam says:

    It’s interesting to look at the vast difference in the Palmer Drought Index and the U.S. Drought Monitor, especially around the Oklahoma panhandle.

    http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/

    • US Drought Monitor is a political document out of DC. They showed Fort Collins in drought during the 2013 floods.

    • An Inquirer says:

      According to the drought monitor, the area in which I currently live is in Moderate to Severe drought. But for the last 8 months, we have been trying to finish an outbuilding that we started. The contractor says (correctly) that the ground is too wet to bring in the necessary equipment. If this is moderate to severe drought, does the government think that our land should be a swamp?

  7. sfx2020 says:

    The way drought is calculated has little to do with the current rainfall. It also suffers from terrible station data. If it floods outside the weather station, which happens a lot in Florida, they still say an area that received record rain is in a drought. It won’t matter to them if you try and correct the situation.

  8. SMS says:

    What you have here is an ambitious reporter trying to make a name for herself. She is full-in for CAGW and believes anything that is written about the subject should demonstrate it’s evilness. In other words; it’s a drama piece by someone who could not have an informed argument on CAGW due to her complete ignorance of the subject.

    • DD More says:

      Being a climate journalist means just making stuff up.

      I think Tony is giving these guys & gals to much credit. They are to lazy to make things up and have people pass to them ready made ‘stories’, which will contain all the lies needed. Change a few words here and there and get the editor to paste a scary headline. Easy work if you can get it, and have no morals. I hear they are also good at walking the dogma.

  9. Gail Combs says:

    Necessary brain size for a Climate Journalist.

    This is different from the brain of a Progressive Climate Scientist

  10. johnbuna says:

    Reblogged this on John Hargrove’s Weblog.

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