Of all the knee jerk green-media beatups – that of “worst drought ever” or variations on that theme to cover the years 2001 and later – would one of the most predictable storylines of recent years.
My experience is that when rainfall data for an area in question are examined – the claims usually do not stand up. But lets take a broadbrush approach –
The graphic of Australian wheat production history (2010 number is an estimate from Abare) indicates a few dry years in the last decade but there must have been much useful rain.
Agreed ? – or wheat does not grow.