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.”
Science Advisor Dr. John Holdren has published a devastating 6-page debunking of Roger Pielke Jr., a leading climate confusionist. Holdren’s views are in the mainstream of climatologists. I can think of no climate scientists who share Pielke’s assessment of Holdren’s views as “zombie science.”
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Politicians in California are engaged in an acrimonious back-and-forth about how to confront the crippling drought, but Democratic bills addressing the state's long-term goal of mitigating climate change are also on the move.
The good news: Parts of California are finally getting some much needed precipitation. The bad news: It won't be near enough to end California's worst drought in hundreds of years. The ugly news: California's dry spells have been growing longer and more severe
California's Central Valley is now in exceptional drought. Republican claims that it’s a battle of people versus fish fall flat when faced with environmental and economic realities, including climate change.