Report: Global Warming Didn’t Cause Drought

Aaron Flint posted on April 12, 2013 09:00 :: 960 Views

Well, here’s a few scientists who may be worrried about losing their jobs, after having the gall to report that global warming didn’t cause a major US drought.    

Here’s the story from the AP: 

Last year’s huge drought was a freak of nature that wasn’t caused by man-made global warming, a new federal science study finds.

Scientists say the lack of moisture usually pushed up from the Gulf of Mexico was the main reason for the drought in the nation’s midsection.

Thursday’s report by dozens of scientists from five different federal agencies looked into why forecasters didn’t see the drought coming. The researchers concluded that it was so unusual and unpredictable that it couldn’t have been forecast.

Meanwhile, Congressman Steve Daines (R-MT) highlighted the Keystone pipeline and a recent meeting in Glasgow, Montana during a speech on the House floor. 

Also from the AP- Alberta Premier: US Keystone Pipeline Rejection Would Hurt Relations

If the Obama administration rejects the Keystone XL pipeline, it would be a significant thorn in Canadian-U.S. relations, Alberta’s premier said Wednesday.

Premier Alison Redford was in Washington for her fourth trip to lobby on behalf of a pipeline that Canada sees as critical to its economic well-being. The Obama administration is considering whether to approve the pipeline, which would carry 800,000 barrels of oil a day from Alberta across six U.S. states to the Texas Gulf Coast, which has numerous refineries. A decision is expected later this summer.

The Heritage Foundation has 10 questions for the EPA Nominee.  Here’s a few questions that stood out to me:

1. Do you agree with former EPA administrator Lisa Jackson that unilateral actions on greenhouse gas emissions will not significantly impact global emissions and thus have a negligible effect on climate change?[1]

4. Do you believe regulations under the Clean Water Act (CWA) appropriately define “navigable waters”?

5. Lisa Jackson acknowledged that the states “are stepping up and doing a good job” regulating hydraulic fracturing. Do you see a need for the EPA to regulate fracking?

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