A new study is out, which appears to be claiming that the Earth is drying up due to climate change. There are all kinds of problems with it, but right now I’m going to focus on one particularly clueless section.
Most climate models have suggested that evapotranspiration would increase with global warming, because of increased evaporation of water from the ocean and more precipitation overall (water that can evaporate). … One possibility, though, is that on a global level, a limit to the acceleration of the hydrological cycle (the transfer of water between land, air and sea) on land has already been reached. If that’s the case, the consequences could be serious. They could include reduced terrestrial vegetation growth, less carbon absorption,
Most of the Earth’s coal deposits formed during the Carboniferous Period, when temperatures were as much as 10C higher than today. The lushest places on Earth are jungles, where the temperature is high. The driest place on Earth is Antarctica, where the temperature is very low.
The coal which drives climochondriacs nuts, was mainly deposited from lush vegetation when the Earth was hot – and CO2 concentrations were much higher than today.
Average global temperatures in the Early Carboniferous Period were hot- approximately 20° C (68° F).
Similarly, atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the Early Carboniferous Period were approximately 1500 ppm
People need to step outside their computer models and observe the real world. They might be able to regain their grasp on reality.