Enviros might point out that Australia has long considered to be especially susceptible to drought as the globe heats up, but that would be bad form. Forget the fact that the drought there is now the worst it has been in a 1,000 years. Drought is also expected to worsen in the subtropics in places like Alabama and the Southwest, but of course, deniers like John Christy, state climatologist of Alabama, assure us that the worst drought in Alabama in fifty years is sheer coincidence.
"Rainfall patterns by their nature are variable. This is just where (the drought) happens to be this time," Christy said.
Neither Christy nor John Howard, prime minister of Australia, want to act to reduce carbon emissions. That would be a radical step. Might cause some economic dislocation. Can’t have that.