Contrary to what some folks believe, I acknowledge that Climate Change is a reality. However, there has never been a time in the history of the planet when the climate has not constantly changed. The part that I disagree with is the asininity that maintains man is causing the change. I always ask the climate-nerd, man-hating environmentalists, “what caused climate change before man used oil?” For today however, let’s leave this part of the debate for another time. Today, let’s take a look at world rainfall and how Climate Change has affected it.
Using a combination/composite/comparison of rainfall statistics from NOAA and several other weather-monitoring organizations I have plotted out a 25-year record of yearly rainfall in both California, and Africa. I chose these two areas because most often when we read stories of horrible water shortage, these are two areas often cited as being hard hit with drought. My graph was plotted for the 25 year period 1990 – 2014 and demonstrates what the trend in rainfall has been.
So what does the data tell us about Climate Change and rainfall?
- The yearly rainfall in Africa in 2014 is roughly the same as it was in 1990
- The yearly rainfall in California in 2014 is slightly higher than it was in 1990
- Both California and Africa rainfall hit peaks and lows at roughly the same. repeating intervals
- Over a 25-year period other than a normal pattern, there is no scientifically significant trend demonstrated
So you may ask me, “Tom, if the rainfall is so consistent, why are more and more people suffering from a lack of fresh water? ” The answer lies not in a witch-hunt of fossil fuel consumption, but instead the continued stupidity of man to overpopulate and overuse what we know ahead of time are limited resources.
There is no such thing as man-made climate change, and the Earth is not failing or declining in its ability to provide us with adequate and ample fresh water. Science tells us this.