Thousands of environmentalists took to California's state capitol on Saturday to demand Governor Jerry Brown ban hydraulic fracturing, in what is being called the largest anti-fracking mobilization the state has ever seen.
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Scientists predicted a decade ago the loss of Arctic ice would dry out California and the very change in the jet stream that has driven the current drought. One of those scientists told me last week, “the actual situation in the next few decades could be even more dire that our study suggested.”
California and Israel have major water challenges both within their borders and beyond. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stopped in California to address some of these issues, including construction of the hemisphere's largest desalination plant.