Sunday, March 30, 2014

Drought Update March 19, 2014

Latest Update on Drought from NCRA

Here's todays weather forecast by Bob Rose, chief meteorologist for the NCRA (North Colorado River Authority).  He fails to mention three important facts:  1) El Ninos result in increased rain in Central Texas about 2/3 of the occurrences; 2) Rain in the Fall of 2014 will be far too late; we will already have run dry and the anarchy will be well underway and the panicked migration will be emptying out the greater Austin area of it's 2.2 million people: 3) A little more rain in the fall and winter of 2014 & 2015 is not a drought breaker.

dead trees  eight years of drought in Centra Texas

New El Niño watch may be good news for Texas

The National Weather Service has issued an El Niño watch for the Pacific Ocean. El Niño is a marine phenomenon in which a band of warm water develops in the Pacific Ocean. LCRA Chief Meteorologist Bob Rose says an El Niño this year could mean more rain in Central Texas in fall 2014 and winter 2015 than usual. Check out Roses latest weather video blog for more details.

Also, check out my blog     for dozens of essays on the drought written over the past 3years. Start with Why I Know What I Know, to add a sense of my views and the reasons for my predictions.

Figure 1 dead tree and power lines


Thursday, March 6, 2014

America is an Auction not a Democracy

America not a Democracy, but an Auction
March 6, 2014

Bill Hodgson "We don't have a Democracy; we have an auction."  Kudos for posting this succinct and truthful cartoon.  Looks like the work of the Seattle newspaper's award winning cartoonist.  The Keystone  pipeline, a boondoggle of a project to build a pipeline from Canada to Houston so we can sell it to the Chinese at 1/4 the cost of process it.  Subsidized by the American public of course.  Ripping up the ecology of our heartland, due to pressure from the Chinese who threaten to dump trillions of dollars on the world market which would be catastrophic to our economy.  But if we go down, so does every body else, including China.  Like the cold war, a  game of mutual self destruction.  Thanks Walfart.  Your gas stinks, and it's time to call their bluff, like Kennedy did with Russia over the Cuban Missile Crisis. 

When we are not willing to protect our own land, over money, we are auctioning off our most precious position, and we have become cowards.  Not the Americans who fought WWII.  We have sunk to the ethical and moral bottom of the barrel (pun intended).  Money doesn't make anyone happy anyway, not even cowards.   People who xhop at Walmart, shame on you.  You are causing the Auction. Barack Obama, I have the greatest respect for you, but you need to step up to the plate as an umpire, and say to the Energy industry and the Chinese, and make the call:  "Strike THREE, YOU ARE OUT!".                              Mo