Contrary to Obama`s linking temperature rise to droughts Dr Patrick Michaels former Arizona state meteorologist in a measure of the Palmer drought severity index (first figure) which is worked out on a weekly basis, shows it to be clearly increasing. This means that the opposite is happening. The US is getting wetter! (report from www.climatedepot.com article Patrick Michaels National Review on line 12 September 2012)
The second figure from CRU shows that the global temperature has started to decline. This is in line with Dr Abdussamatov Russian Director of the International Space Station, predictions that the earth is moving into a Little Ice Age phase. Dr Phil Jones of has recently noted that there has been no temperature rise for 16 years.