The Golden, Deep-Fried State


Nobody can hide the decline in California’s rainfall, but who’s fault is the draught? Nobody’s:

“It’s important to note that California’s drought, while extreme, is not an uncommon occurrence for the state,” said Richard Seager, report lead author and professor with Columbia University’s Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory. The report, “Causes and Predictability of the 2011-14 California Drought,” was sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The report did not appear in a peer-reviewed journal, but was reviewed by other NOAA scientists.

“In fact, multi-year droughts appear regularly in the state’s climate record, and it’s a safe bet that a similar event will happen again,” he said.


Huh. It’s almost as thought the weather changes all on its own.


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