America’s record precipitation over the past 12 months (resulting in flooded fields, crop loss and mandatory evacuations along major river banks) isn’t all bad news, not by any means. A decades-long drought in New Mexico appears to be subsiding, barely months after hydrologists claimed the state was on the brink of ecological collapse due to Global Warming.
Recent data from the U.S. Drought Monitor reveals that 64% of New Mexico is now showing no drought conditions whatsoever, up from 0.16% at the same time last year.
Only 35% of the state is experiencing “abnormally dry” conditions — down from 99% last year.
“Moderate drought” conditions were reported in just 19% of the state — with 99% reported last year.
And “severe, extreme and exceptional drought” conditions have been completely eradicated.
Scratch New Mexico off your doom list, alarmists — you can no longer use it as part of your catastrophic anthropogenic global warming dogma.
You’ll have to preach about drought conditions somewhere else, somewhere outside of the United States, mind, given the nation now has one of its smallest drought footprints ever witnessed thanks to its wettest 12-month period in recorded history.
All that rain and snow over the past year has resulted in just 2% of the country being in drought — the 2nd smallest drought footprint on record at the end of April, according to NOAA.
Mid-range forecasts are for these wetter-than-normal conditions to continue as the effects of the current (yet waning) El Niño persist and couple with the influx of record-high-levels of Cosmic Rays.
COSMIC RAYS AND CLOUD NUCLEATION
Galactic Cosmic Rays are a mixture of high-energy photons and sub-atomic particles accelerated toward Earth by supernova explosions and other violent events in the cosmos. Solar Cosmic Rays are the same, though their source is the sun.
Cosmic rays hitting Earth’s atmosphere create aerosols which, in turn, seed clouds — making cosmic rays an important player in our weather and climate (Svensmark et al).
During solar minimum, like the one we’re entering now, the sun’s magnetic field weakens and the outward pressure of the solar wind decreases — this allows more cosmic rays to penetrate our planet’s atmosphere. And with this being a Grand Solar Minimum we’re headed into, Cosmic Rays should be off the charts — and that’s exactly what researchers are seeing:
Furthermore, along with an uptick in localised precipitation, increased cloud cover has another major implication for our climate:
“Clouds are the Earth’s sunshade, and if cloud cover changes for any reason, you have global warming — or global cooling,” — Dr. Roy Spencer.
The upshot of our descent into this next Grand Solar Minimum, and resulting increase in Cosmic Rays, will be a cooling of the planet.
GSM + Pole Shift
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