Unified climatic theory
Posted by aogSunday, 04 February 2007 at 14:12 TrackBack Ping URL

In the emerging tradition of blaming every non-optimal bit of weather on global warming (warming, cooling, whatever), I heard a story on public radio this morning (sorry, too sleepy to know if it was BBC or NPR) about a drought in Africa that has drained the local resevoirs. It was of course blamed on global warming. One might wonder, however, about this article about a drought in Africa so massive it drained entire large lakes, 70,000 years ago. Or this article about recent research indicating that 10-100 year droughts have been common in Africa for the last 1500 years. Could the current drought be related to these earlier ones?

Nah. Obviously global warming is the only politically plausible explanation.

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