The Texas A&M Permanent Drought

During the hot summer of 2011, Texas A&M climate expert Andrew Dessler predicted in the Houston Chronicle that Texas would be hot and dry for the rest of century, just as he originally predicted in 1995.

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Texas is vulnerable to warming climate – Houston Chronicle

The closest USHCN station to Houston is at Liberty, TX which is about 25 miles northeast. Since Dessler’s 2011 prediction, precipitation has increased every year and last year was the wettest year on record.LIBERTY_TX_TotalPrecipitation_Jan_Dec_1910_2015

The frequency of hot days peaked in 1958, and has declined over the past 110 years.


Climate fraudsters don’t want to talk about their incompetence, so they have changed their story to claim that heavy precipitation events have increased. There was an increase at the PDO shift in 1977, and El Nino years bring more days with heavy rain. It has nothing to do with “climate change”

  LIBERTY_TX_#DaysAbovePrecipitationThreshold10cm_Jan_Dec_1895_2015Afternoon temperatures have dropped considerably since the 1950’s

Texas is getting cooler and wetter, not hotter and drier. Dessler is a typical climate snake oil salesman.

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9 Responses to The Texas A&M Permanent Drought

  1. Neal S says:

    Your first sentence starts out “During the hot summer of 2001,” and then you proceed to show a bit of a 2011 article. I am guessing your date of 2001 was a typo and you meant 2011. Feel free to delete this if I am right and you have made a correction. Thanks

  2. Steve Case says:

    The other day I wrote that I was looking forward to a retraction from the New York Times. I will now have to look forward to some follow-up from the Houston Chronicle.

    I really do look forward to some one writing an expose of this whole mess with lots of chapters one of them being predictions and “projections”, those that panned out and those that didn’t, and how the reporters and “scientists” responded.

    I’m guessing the list of failed predictions is as long as the list of 1970s Global Cooling stories.

    • RAH says:

      You know Steve that none of them will retract. Nor is it to be expected that the academic whores like Hayhoe, Dressler, Seager, Schafersman, nor Romm will be held accountable for their incompetence/malfeasance based on past performance.

      Joe Bastardi is among those calling for their being held accountable and I think that someone with the credentials and stones to call them on their totally false predictions should publish in science journals calling on them to explain why they were so wrong. But that isn’t likely to happen either. It seems to me that academics are even less accountable for their actions than politicians, and that’s saying something.

  3. From 1974 through 2014 I cannot recall a single Texas summer that wasn’t hellish.

    • Don says:

      Is “hellish” an official science word? An official meteorology word? Is that all of Texas?

      It’s hellish out there and getting more hellish. LOL

    • Andy DC says:

      I was going to say the same thing, that Texas summers are hot and often dry. Nothing newsworthy at all about that.

  4. Don says:

    We were only wrong about the timing of our predictions. CYA.

    • RAH says:

      Kinda hard to say that when they were saying an ongoing drought would continue and become “permanent” or “semi-permanent” in Texas.

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