Sunday, September 5, 2010

Why the Amazon River is at It's Lowest In Years.

The purple line is the Amazon proper, the blue lines are all its tributries.

Lately the current edition of "flat earthers" - sorry Anthropogenic (human caused) Global Warming pundits, are touting the fact that the Amazon River is flowing at it's lowest in years. They say this is more proof to back up their AGW claims.

Nothing could be further from the truth! But then, they don't deal in truth. Do they?

The Amazon Basin, the largest drainage basin in the world, covers about 40 percent of South America, an area of approximately 7,050,000 square kilometres (2,720,000 sq mi). It gathers its waters from 5 degrees north latitude to 20 degrees south latitude. Its most remote sources are found on the inter-Andean plateau, just a short distance from the Pacific Ocean.

Have a look on the map above at the number of tributries draining from the Andes Mountains into the Amazon.

The Andes are the world's longest continental mountain range. It is a continuous chain of highland along the western coast of South America. The range is over 7,000 km (4,300 mi) long, 200 km (120 mi) to 700 km (430 mi) wide (widest between 18° to 20°S latitude), and of an average height of about 4,000 m (13,000 ft).

The southern hemisphere has just had a bitterly cold winter. .

Now how much snow do you think this dumped on the Andes Mountains?

Snow is not rain so none would have flowed into the tributries! It is laying on the ground waiting for the spring thaw.

How many of the feeder streams into the tributries of the Amazon do you think froze over in this bitterly cold weather? 

Could this have affected the amount of water flowing in the Amazon?

Can you imagine all that snow and ice melting and flowing down into the Amazon?

A huge flood will result as  the weather warms in late spring, and guess what?

That's right, the latest edition of the flat earthers will blame the flood on humans caused global warming and that is what the mainstream media will print.

Now when you read it you will know it's bullshit!

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