Two days ago, USA Today said the California drought is making global warming worse, and droughts are getting longer and more severe because of your SUV.
Side effect of California’s drought? More climate pollution
Northern California is actually having their wettest water year on record.
NWS: Northern California now on pace for ‘wettest water year on record’ – SFGate
Droughts have become much less common and less severe in California over the past millenium.
relatively wet periods like the 20th century have been the exception rather than the rule in California for at least the last 3,500 years
Severe Ancient Droughts – A Warning to California – NYTimes.com
California used to be in drought most of the time. Unusually wet conditions during the 20th century allowed tens of millions of hopelessly confused progressives to move there.
As is almost always the case, fake news journalists are reporting the exact opposite of what is occurring.
My buddy that is retired USAF and has lived in Santa Clara, CA for 21 years says it’s the wettest he can ever remember it being there.
I just saw that the “temperature” in 2016 was the same as 1998 with everything in between lower!
I thought it was suppose to get hotter, but same temperature??????
Who do we have to give $$$$ so that it is like Bermuda and Hawaii?
Oh, wait, Obama has given Hawaii/Pearl Harbor to China/Jinping.
Hopefully they’ll let us vacation there!
I Love this. A simple question reveals how disconnected those that claim to own the news are from the average American.
The simple question to the journalists was: “The top 3 best selling vehicles in America are pick-ups. Question to reporters: do you personally know someone that owns one?”
Hysterical… I now own four trucks (all Dodges) and two tractors but no cars. (They are useless)
Prior to that, while living in the Boston area, I owned three trucks. A Chevy-got crunched. A VW – got crunched, Another chevy – got crunched, and finally the first two of my Dodges. I then escaped before they could get crunched…
I was not the only unmarried woman driving a pick-up at the factory where I worked just north of Boston either.
Ha ha …. with Dodges / trucks u need to own 4 to have a decent chance that one of them is actually running :-)
Actually I own Cummins engines surrounded by a dodge body. A 1987, 1992, 1993 and I can’t remember the age of the last one.
My truck, the 1992 has over a 1/2 million miles.
I prefer a Chevy because spare parts are so easy to get but their diesel engine blocks cracked.
California braces for ‘once-in-10-year’ storm amid fears of flooding, avalanches, blizzards
“Sierra travelers trapped by back-to-back storms that dropped more than 2 feet of snow have a brief window to pass before the arrival of a weather system Saturday so wet forecasters are calling it an “atmospheric river.” ”
Last Weekend…5-7 FEET of snow in the Sierras at pass levels (7000 ft).
This Weekend…15 inches of rain in the mountains of Califorina w snow levels >8000 ft…Rain + Snow melt = Flooding
Next Week…Another wave with lower snow levels
Just posting this LA Times link so when they say this was a “1000 year storm” you all can refer back…I’ve seen 10 year storm in North and 10-25 in the South from NWS.
Forget it Jake, its Chinatown.
I emailed my friends a few weeks ago that the dirty little secret that is not being
reported was that the California drought is clearly over. Quiet!!! Sshhhh! It’s a secret!! As nobody is reporting it…but the California drought is over…
Another result of the Pacific Firehose aimed at CA right now is the impact on the Rocky Mtn snowpack. CA is on track for the wettest season ever (rivaling 82-83). 1983 was also one of the great flood years on the Colorado River. So far the snow is stacking up (long way to go…need to get to ~175% for ’83):
Northern California / Tahoe is different from the American Southwest or Southern California – so not sure where the fake news is. Details.
San Jose Water Company’s prifits have gone from $.46 to $.92 per share- Q3 2015 vs. 2016. Why? The drought pemalties to homeowners for water usage.
Expect the (liberal) money behind this to continue the drought story- like global warming it’s all about redistributing wealth. I know lots of rich Democrats, it’s not only Republicans who are weslthy.
St On the practical side in Canada. I recently inspected a co-gen engine in a pollution control plant which ran on methane. Siloxane from consumer products is now in the methane. The ‘sil’ part is silica which turns to glass in the engines. Same with gas turbines and boilers; not good. I then drove past a wind farm with several turbines not working. Then on to the plant and sub-station handling the output. Three cars and a service truck in the parking lot. So much for green energy jobs. Then, past a large coal fired power plant closed because of the word ‘coal’. Germany could show us how to run a coal plant with less pollution than a gas plant. Next, past a very controversial gas plant which cost billions and is not needed bacause so much of our industry has left here. It’s fills the gap when the wind doesn’t blow, which is often. Our politicians don’t need Al Gore’s non existent apocalypse, they are doing it themselves. John Halley