Those fearing catastrophic global warming often point to increased drought as one of the scariest scenarios of climate change. But new research at Princeton University indicates there has actually been little change in drought over the past 60 years, and that the index frequently used to predict drought trends has led to inaccurate findings. The study, published in the journal Nature, points out the so-called Palmer Drought Severity Index is too simplistic in its assessment of precipitation and temperature, with one researcher saying it makes it seem as though it will never rain again. It appears these doubts about drought are drying up yet more climate alarmism.
January 18, 2013 by CFACT,
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