Global droughts have not increased, so why do alarmists claim otherwise?

See graph and peer review below.

Update:

"Little change in global drought over the past 60 years" (Title from Nature Journal, 2012). Uses raw data from Palmer Drought Index.

Also: "The 2012 IPCC report assigned medium confidence that there has been an overall slight tendency toward less dryness in North America (i.e., a wetting trend with increasing soil moisture and runoff)."Journal of Hydrology, Volume 552, September 2017, pp. 704-717

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  • Tom
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
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    There are TWO alarmist camps----1) the Scientists who are getting GRANT MONEY they do not wanna lose, and 2) The Socialists who want to scare people into pushing their agenda---By doing things, that effectively impose a Socialist Lifestyle---Like living without Automobiles, sufficient electricity, some foods, etc.  Turns out all the "Solutions" for the (non existent ) "Problem" involve, coincidently,  giving up stuff Socialist Governments are, historically, unable to provide for the People.---Just a big Scam for POWER.

  • 1 month ago

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  • 1 month ago

    They will say anything because the notion of "dangerous" man-made climate change is a science bereft cult. 

    The swivel-eyed fundamentalists are akin to prohibition goons who wanted to make society better but instead created gangsterism.

    Lunatics

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    You misinterpreted the chart. I think it says droughts are 🆙 

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It's all about money for a few people and convincing gullible people to go along with the craziness.. 

  • JimZ
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    In the real world, our CO2 might increase the temperature a degree.  Alarmists need to scare people to push their political agenda so they lie, cheat, steal, and do whatever they can to get people to be afraid.  

  • J.R.
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    Anything an alarmist can't  refute is:

    --"cherry picking"

    --study author is "denier"

    --you don't understand the study

    --you interpreted the study wrong

    --You got the peer reviewed study from a blog, so it doesn't count

    -and on and on

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Cherry picking stats gives a false picture of the overall global climate issue.

    There are plenty of other scientific stats that you conveniently ignore.

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