From Newsbusters: “NYT: Scientists ‘Startled’ at Great Lakes’ Rise; Another Warmist Prediction Is Biting the Dust.”
An undated but clearly recent page at the National Wildlife Federation breathlessly warns readers, in a section entitled “Threats from Global Warming,” that “Lake Erie water levels, already below average, could drop 4-5 feet by the end of this century, significantly altering shoreline habitat.” A Thursday Huffington Post Canada Business entry observed that “the (Great Lakes) basin has experienced the longest extended period of lower water levels since the U.S. and Canada began tracking levels in 1918.” Of course, it’s because of “climate change.”
Friday, Julie Bosman at the New York Times reported (HT Powerline) that “The International Joint Commission, a group with members from the United States and Canada that advises on water resources, completed a five-year study in April 2013 concluding that water levels in the lakes were likely to drop even farther, in part because of the lack of precipitation in recent years brought on by climate change.” But the reason Bosman was on the story is because — fortunately for area residents, but unfortunately for “startled” global warming adherents claiming to be “scientists” — Great Lakes sea levels are rising again.
That yell you just heard was Al Gore, singing “LA-LA-LA-LA-LA, I can’t hear you,” with his fingers stuck in his ears.
Darn it!! Darn it, Darn it, Darn it!! Why won’t the earth cooperate with the faked Climate Change computer models that say these things aren’t supposed to be happening? Don’t they know the Imperial President has spoken, and even nature is supposed to obey (unless it wants to pay a penalty… er, sorry, a “tax,” right John Roberts?)
One Powerline commenter noted something consistent with my memories of the late 1960s, namely that people at the time were also worried about low lake levels:
I live not far from Lake Huron, and I recall that water levels the last decade or so have been the lowest since the 1960s. Climate change is the all-purpose whipping boy, but that doesn’t explain why they were so low in the 60s. Cyclical issues seem to be the easier answer, but you don’t get as much grant money for cyclical issues.
But… keep singing your song, Al, Nancy, Harry, Barack. We know, we know, if we like our sea levels, we can keep our sea levels. If we like our arctic ice, we can keep our artic ice. We’re getting pretty good at predicting you.