Climatology and Water! Embarrassment anyone?

For some time now, I have lamented the widely-held belief that man-made climate change was forever destroying the American West with drought. As a scientist, I maintain that believing man can either cause or heal such things is more bizarre than any Hollywood lampoon. I have likewise maintained, and have been supported by historical data, that the American West has always been and always will be earmarked by periods of…

Climate Change Induced Drought!

As I have written before, man cannot control climate, nor can he predict where it is headed. For all this apocalyptic talk about drought caused by man, I submit to recent scientific data that illustrate clearly how idiotic Climatology really is.I want you to look at two graphics of the American Drought Monitor. Please look at the difference in drought stress Across the US in just the last 9 months.…

Let Van Gogh Guide Our Water Decisions.

In the late fall of 1973. Jim Schildcroudt, My General Chemistry professor projected a slide up onto the screen and offered an A for the entire course if we could specifically identify what it was. One guess was that it was some nasty blackhead acne. Another guess was bacterial colonies. I had no idea so I guessed that it was ” Gomer’s Pyle”, a joke referring to the old TV…