Chris de Freitas, quoted in the Calgary Sun:
“The fear-mongering about more droughts and more floods is pure hype and pure speculation and is not based on science.”
(Hat tip Benny Peiser for the link.)
Together, the global land areas in either very dry or very wet conditions have increased from ~20% to 38% since 1972, with surface warming as the primary cause after the mid-1980s. These results provide observational evidence for the increasing risk of droughts as anthropogenic global warming progresses and produces both increased temperatures and increased drying.