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According to the U.S. Drought Monitor website, only the northern corner counties in the Hawkeye state are considered "Abnormally Dry," with the rest of the state in excellent shape heading into the growing season. No Iowa county registers as "Moderate Drought" or higher.
The counties in white, benefited from the 2-5 inches of snow water equivalent (SWE) that was locked in the snowpack from the last winter storm.
The 30 day outlook for precipitation has been forecast as normal according to agriculture.com.
Global warming theorists have taken yet another hit with a new study out of Denmark which demonstrates that variations in Earth's orbit are the primary causes of climate change, and have been for at least the last 1.4 billion years.
Scientists from the University of Southern Denmark and the China National Petroleum Corporation investigated marine sediment from the Xiamaling Formation in China and determined that the sediment shows evidence that "the same orbital forcing that caused the climate to change 1.4 billion years ago is the underlying force behind global warming today," the Daily Caller reports.
When Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) pressed EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on whether past climate change “models” predicting how fast temperatures would increase have turned out to be accurate, she couldn’t provide an answer. It was only one part of a tense exchange on climate change between McCarthy and the GOP senator during an Environment and Public Works Committee meeting on Wednesday.
Sessions also asked McCarthy about data that he claimed indicates that the moisture content of soil around the world might be even greater than in the past. But when the EPA chief again said she didn’t know what he was talking about, Sessions raised his voice a few decibels.
“Well, you need to know! Because you are asking this economy to sustain tremendous cost and you don’t know whether or not the soil worldwide is more moist or less moist?” Sessions said.
DENVER — Democrats may be flustered after a week of being accused of engineering an anti-science “witch hunt,” but they aren’t backing down from their investigations into the financial backing of climate-change researchers who challenge the movement’s doomsday scenarios.
Yet another bitterly cold, snowy winter is destroying alarmist global warming claims, proving once again that over-the-top global warming predictions are proving no more scientifically credible than snake oil.
This morning, stunning photos show New England lobster boats frozen in port, looking like they are stranded deep within the Arctic Circle. The boats have been frozen in place for weeks, which would be remarkable enough if this were the middle of January. However, the calendar is about to turn to March.
A British journalist is questioning the method used to by scientists to calculate the earth's climate change, calling it "one of the greatest scientific scandals of all time."
Christopher Booker writes for Britain's The Telegraph that climate data from stations in South America have been adjusted since the 1950s to give the impression that the earth's temperature is rising more than the original data showed.