While “Experts” Like To Have Us Believe Germany Is Still In Drought – Real Observations Tell Us Another Story

Continued claims of a German drought have become preposterous.

During today’s Sunday walk, I observed how much rain we’ve been getting here in northwest Germany lately – see photos below.

Many of the farmers’ fields have become flooded, streams and rivers are at high levels and ditches are full of water.

Yet, some alarmists out there would like to have us believe Germany is still reeling from drought and that it’s too early call off the alarm.

In spring 2021, Germany received 175 l/m² precipitation compared with the mean of 171 l/m² for the 1991 to 2020 reference period. While March and April came in too dry, May saw unusually high precipitation compared to the previous years. The start of June has also been wet.

But in its most recent report, the German DWD national weather service again highlighted the ancient, wetter 1961-1990 reference period, because it allowed them to say spring came in drier than normal for the eighth consecutive year. The DWD want us to think there’s still a drought and that all that water out there should just be ignored.

Germany in drought?

Another trick the alarmists use is a color chart depicting the drought intensity in across Germany – for 1.8 meters soil depth! And here the data are not even actually measured, but rather are modelled, as explained here.

Here’s what they want us to think the situation is like in Germany (June 4, 2021):

Chart source: UFZ

“Oh my God!” many people might think when they see the chart. “It’s dry out there!” The media love using the above chart because of all the computer model-generated red color.

But what’s the reality?

Yet, when we check the chart for plant-available water development from June 4th, 2021, the uppermost 25 cm of soil, the story looks very different:

It’s wet! But the media never report on the above chart.

Photos of the German “drought”

Today I made some photos of the “drought” in Northwest Germany to show you just how dreadfully dry everything has gotten – because of fossil fuels of course. (Attention: sarcasm).

Below, entire sections of crop fields are under water from recent heavy rains:

Photo: P. Gosselin

But hey, our models tell us the ground is really dry – 1.8 meters deep – that’s what really counts!

What follows is not a picture of some Southeast Asian rice field. It’s Germany suffering drought conditions, the media like to tell us. Another soaked field:

Photo: P. Gosselin

The tree in the next photo is definitely suffering from drought stress – due to manmade climate drying:

Photo: P. Gosselin

White asparagus (Spargel) is a German favorite at this time of year. But this year’s harvest is being severely hampered by the North German drought now taking place (2 meters under the ground, models say):

Photo: P. Gosselin

Yes, German farmers are praying day and night for badly needed rain because their fields are so parched (sarcasm):

Photo: P. Gosselin

No, the following is not the Garden of Eden. It’s what drought-stricken North Germany looks like right now. Just ignore all the green color and damp appearance:

Photo: P. Gosselin

The windmills still aren’t working to rescue the climate – just look at how parched this field is:

Photo: P. Gosselin

10 responses to “While “Experts” Like To Have Us Believe Germany Is Still In Drought – Real Observations Tell Us Another Story”

  1. Yonason

    Southwest Indiana has a large German population. Last time I was there the corn fields, of which there are many, looked just like that. No wonder German immigrants felt at home there. 😁

  2. pochas94

    The strategy is to create fear and then monetize it. It was ever thus.

  3. Richard Greene

    Flooding caused by climate change.
    Everyone must build an ark.

  4. Kevin a

    First four months of 2021 more vaccine related DEATHS from Covid vaccines than “ALL” Vaccine related deaths from 1997-2013, about 15 and a half years. @4:00

    According to VARERS
    Only about 1% of Vaccine deaths are recorded by VAERS


  5. John Hultquist

    Some plants have deep roots, some have shallow. Some will die if water-logged as in the photos. Shallow watering is necessary for some, and deep watering is necessary for others. A map of plants needing deep water might resemble that of the 1.8 m image. Such should be very clearly indicated. Likewise, using a non-standard reference period should be explained.
    In areas spreading out from the Amazon River places are covered by water for weeks – and thrive. Some call it an inland ocean.

    Crops in the photos will suffer. Such happened in a potato growing area of Washington State 2 or 3 years ago.

    Anyway, this report by the DWD is faulty on several levels. Authors are either stupid, lazy, or corrupt – all three?

    1. Bernd Felsche

      The asparagus will suffer if it’s wet at the roots. That’s one reason why it’s grown in rows of sandy mounds; drainage.

      People tend to forget that much of Northern Germany was bog. Expansive drainage wasn’t implemented until Frederick the Great brought in some Dutch experts to drain the land so that people could grow food (potato). The side-effect of that was a reduction in insect breeding areas and a decline in malaria. [“reduction in biodiversity”!]
      (See e.g. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6617065/ )

      The post-unification rush to transform large areas into “biotopes” has brought with it poorer drainage and places where insects can breed in large numbers. I have a hunch that that may have accelerated the destruction of Germany’s predominately monoculture forests by pests.

      1. Yonason

        Interesting. Now couple the increase in insect pests due to restoration of their breeding areas with the wholesale slaughter of bats by windmills, thereby removing an essential natural insect control, and the problem is further compounded.

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    Link to this article has been tweeted along with appropriate commentary. 😉

    Sooner or later, the algorithms are going to have a stroke.

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