Meteorologist Joe Bastardi Shows How Texas Climatologist’s Permadrought Predictions Flopped

On April 22, 2015, Katherine Hayhoe declared that permanent drought was the future for the Texas Panhandle and that part of the nation’s beef supply would get increasingly strained.

All the talk was about Texas having entered a state of permadrought with no relief in sight.

Now let’s fast-forward ahead 3 years to 2018.

In his latest Weatherbell Satuday Summary, meteorologist Joe Bastardi brought up the once highly ballyhooed Texas megadrought, reminding us at the 2:15 mark how back in 2012 “prominent Texas climatologists” were claiming that the 3-year heat and drought had been part of climate change.

Since those doomsday proclamations were made by the climate experts, Bastardi shows how the dire predictions never cam to pass, and that the droughts have happened before in the 1950s, and were part of the natural Texas weather.

Joe Bastardi: “Does that look like a drought to you?” Source:, Saturday Summary, July 21, 2018.

No basis left for credibility

Like many skeptics who are aware of the desolate prediction track record climatologists have, Joe doesn’t understand how these climate experts still maintain any credibility at all. He says:

What I don’t get here is how people can make a forecast with something that was being made in Texas, prominent Texas climatologists were talking about a perma-drought coming, it goes the opposite way, and somehow or the other as soon as it gets hot and dry in Texas they’re out again, and they’re getting this credibility. At least question them – what happened to the last perma-drought?”

Yesterday I wrote about all the spectacular failed Arctic ice predictions made some 10 years ago. In real private industry where results actually count, such people would have been booted out long ago.

11 responses to “Meteorologist Joe Bastardi Shows How Texas Climatologist’s Permadrought Predictions Flopped”

  1. Bitter&twisted

    Katherine Heyhoe.
    Climate pornographer.

    1. spike55

      Not a movie I want to watch

      Very puke-worthy.

  2. Newminster

    They’re just like the “end of the world” mob.

    Peter Cook and his ‘Beyond the Fringe’ crew were at least funny:
    “All right, lads.Same time tomorrow. We’ll get it right one day!”

    1. Yonason

      Did you mean this one, Newminster?

      “Not quite the conflagration we were expecting.”

      1. Newminster

        I get the same one on both links!

        1. Yonason

          Well, this is embarrassing.

          I do now too, but the first time I clicked on the one you posted I got the Monty Python cheese shop sketch (it’s the only Monty Python in my history file for the last 7 days, and I didn’t look it up myself). Never had that happen before. Weird!

          As they say, “Well, that happened.”

          Anyway, thanks for putting me onto that bit. It’s so VERY appropriate to the global warming scare, ….fits it like a glove.

          “Well, it’s, uh, …it’s not quite the conflagration we’ve been banking on.”


  3. tom0mason

    Katherine Hayhoe uses and investigates Global Climate Models a lot [link HERE]. And as an evangelical Christian she preaches her version of this modelled world she has explained here. It’s a heady mix of belief in the models mixed with biblical references, clerical preaching, and a little (misconstrued) evidence.
    No wonder she is wrong about the weather. But utter belief is all these cAGW types have, so is is to be expected that they will go off prematurely with little evidence and much certainty.

    I wonder when, or if, she’ll ever repent for bowing before the false (modelled) gods of Gaia.
    I bet SebastianH, can’t resist a comment about this as he has undertaken to be my troll!

  4. LL

    It is not climate science it is political engineering.

  5. John F. Hultquist

    Note the white area in central Washington State!
    That’s where we live.
    We haven’t seen a Polar Bear or a Penguin in ages.

    What we do have is human activity that causes, sometimes deliberately, fires in the dry grass along major roads. Most recent was a pickup truck that caught fire — so the driver pulled over into the grass at the edge. We’ve lost count of these.
    Meanwhile, researchers seem to have used RCP 8.5 to flog the sea level rise of Puget Sound. 3 feet

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  7. Yonason

    Hayhoe isn’t alone. Heidi Cullen is another pea in the loopy climate “scientist” pod.

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