quote: The article is incorrect. The 2006 GISS study did not examine any actual data. It simply applied computer modelling to simulate future conditions. You can't compare a simulation to actual historical rainfall data...especially given the the fact that GISS modelling has not once yet accurately predicted any climate trend.
quote: used the PDSI as a proxy to measure soil dryness...and it specifically stated the increase in dryness was due primarily to surface warming
quote: The paper concluded there may be in an increased risk of droughts for the future, but it did not measure any actual increase.
quote: Also, when the newest of these research papers is over a year old, I question the presentation of this as "news". The NCAR study was actually first presented for publication in early 2004...an eternity ago in the fast-moving field of climate research.
quote: "another study, released just days before...analyzed the data on rainfall and concluded that worldwide the Earth is undergoing significant drying effects"
quote: didn't analyze rainfall,
quote: made no statement about present conditions