July 18, 2014
No Evidence Climate Change Behind Current Dry Period in Los Angeles.
Late last year, the LA Times banned letters from so-called climate skeptics (actually, it called them "climate-change deniers"). Why? Because this media outlet's management only wants to see accurate factual statements about climate science in its newspaper. This brings us to an article in the LA Times from July 15, 2014 by Veronica Rocha -- who apparently is the "Public safety/courts reporter in Los Angeles" -- entitled "Downtown L.A. is now driest since rain records started in 1877." In her article, Rocha states the following: "Rainy seasons over the last two years were the driest in downtown Los Angeles since record-keeping began in 1877, and forecasters now say the El Nino that had been predicted to bring some relief may not materialize. According to the National Weather Service, the 2012 to 2014 rainy seasons -- which are measured every July 1 to June 30 -- only brought 11.93 inches of rainfall, which is 17.93 inches below...(Read Full Post)