“We continue to run California as if the longest drought we are ever going to encounter is about seven years,” said Scott Stine, a professor of geography and environmental studies at Cal State East Bay. “We’re living in a dream world.”
Drought is the normal climate of the western US. That is why the west is a desert. There have been 200 year long droughts in the past.
But never mind data, facts, science and history. Climate scientists have to keep the funding coming in.