Friday, November 16, 2012

Good News on Drought

John Fleck, on this Nature study:
Some Good News Today on Climate Change: Less Drought than we thought.
Be sure to read his excerpts from the paper, and a perspective on it.

Of the 12 stories on Google News's top page for a search of "drought," only one covers this paper.


Mike Lemonick said...

I was going to cover it, but when the lead author told me that the study only cast doubts to estimates of how much drought has increased so far, but not on projections for the future, which are made using models that don't rely strongly on the Palmer index.

Seemed to me, and to several independent sources I spoke with, that a backward-looking result with few if any forward-looking implications was kind of underwhelming

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