just where are these newly created drought prone regions of NA?Cronkite was a journalist. The scientists of that time were stating, by a 6 to 1 margin, that they thought the danger was warming from the additional CO2. There was, at that time, a good deal of global dimming by the amount of industrial pollution in the atmosphere. The US and Europe cleaned up their act, and it began to warm rapidly. Now we have the same effect from China and India. But the warming is still going on.
In 1981, Dr. James Hansen of NASA, published his paper on CO2 and the coming warming. His predictions were spot on.
Pubs.GISS Hansen et al. 1981 Climate impact of increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide
Hansen et al. 1981
Hansen, J., D. Johnson, A. Lacis, S. Lebedeff, P. Lee, D. Rind, and G. Russell, 1981: Climate impact of increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide. Science, 213, 957-966, doi:10.1126/science.213.4511.957.
The global temperature rose 0.2°C between the middle 1960s and 1980, yielding a warming of 0.4°C in the past century. This temperature increase is consistent with the calculated effect due to measured increases of atmospheric carbon dioxide. Variations of volcanic aerosols and possibly solar luminosity appear to be primary causes of observed fluctuations about the mean trend of increasing temperature. It is shown that the anthropogenic carbon dioxide warming should emerge from the noise level of natural climate variability by the end of the century, and there is a high probability of warming in the 1980s. Potential effects on climate in the 21st century include the creation of drought-prone regions in North America and central Asia as part of a shifting of climatic zones, erosion of the West Antarctic ice sheet with a consequent worldwide rise in sea level, and opening of the fabled Northwest Passage.
Pretty accurate predictions.
and what region is different in that graph from 1960? See each of those regions was a drought region. It stated creation. Where is one created?U.S. Drought Monitor
Exactly where predicted by that paper and others.
What you see is a total waste of very limited taxpayer's money, ostensibly to research a problem that doesn't exist. That money should have been spent on something worthwhile, like medical research or helping the poor.What I see in your post is an idiot hoorahing a multi-million dollar mechanical failure.