Obama loses to Perry — on science!

Russ Steele

Obama claimed that Rick Perry needs update his understanding of climate science, given the Texas drought and wildfires.

It appears that Obama is the one that needs to update his scientific knowledge. The Texas drought is not the result of climate change. Here are some facts to consider:

• U.S. Gov’t Scientist: ‘This is not a climate change drought.

• Unprecedented decrease in world drought severity over the past 30 years

• Rising CO2 causes unprecedented DECREASE in worldwide drought

• Severe drought in 1934 covered 80% of the country, compared with 25% in 2011

• Shocking extremes in U.S. drought and flood conditions! … They occurred in the 1930’s, 1950’s, 1970’s, 1980’s… During the past decade, not so much

• Data from both U.S. and Canada show number of wildfires has declined over the past 40-50 years

• Number of wildfires were higher during the global cooling scare of the 1970’s

• Texas has been getting wetter, the current 15 year period is above average precipitation, and is much wetter than the 1950s

Click for a larger graphic.

H/T to Climate Depot


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

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