Global Warming Makes California Too Wet

The New York Times says California is too wet because of global warming.

“As global warming brings more intense rainfall, experts say the state needs to give rivers more room to flood safely.”

California Storms Test State’s Approach to Controlling Weather – The New York Times

During the winter of 1861-1862 San Francisco received almost 50 inches of rain.

EXCEPTIONAL YEARS: A HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA FLOODS AND DROUGHT

“a tremendous amount of rain was dumped on an area of California’s Central Valley that measured 300 miles long and 20 miles wide. This flood literally bankrupted the state”

Central Valley, California, 1861-62 – Top 10 Historic U.S. Floods – TIME

“as Steinbeck indicated, society has collectively “lost its memory” of the earth’s climatic past. The worst flood in recorded history in the West diluvial disaster turned enormous occurred in the winter of 1861-62. This into inland seas for months.”

The West Without Water – Google Books

20 Jan 1862, 1 – Daily Missouri Republican at Newspapers.com

28 Jan 1862, Page 3 – Newbern Weekly Progress at Newspapers.com

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5 Responses to Global Warming Makes California Too Wet

  1. Well ya know…if Students/people were taught or actually learned History…they would know that 1 Global Warming is a hoax and 2 that America is the only Country in the History of mankind, 5000 + years, to have Inherent Rights and Freedoms no other Country/People have ever had in their Lives.

  2. Disillusioned says:

    Back when I feared man-made global warming, the desertification prediction/meme was yuge – in the various media we were constantly being bombarded with photos of acres of deep cracks in dried up lake beds. I don’t see that meme being thrashed about anymore; I guess it has been retired. It seems Climate Change propagandists will use whatever fits with today’s weather, and will discard it tomorrow for another scare tactic, every time fickle Mother Nature fails to cooperate with The Agenda.

  3. James Snook says:

    Steinbeck was right. We lose our collective memory of past extreme weather because
    we have evolved to do so.

    It’s probably a survival instinct handed down to us by our early ancestors in the African Savannah whose survival depended on clearing their minds of past events and concentrating on immediate threats. The result is that we have poor recall of earlier extreme events and instinctively tend to see current ones as unprecedented.

    This also leads us to viewing the past with unwarranted rosy retrospection. the Romans had a phrase for it – The past is always well remembered.

  4. James Snook says:

    Steinbeck was right, we lose our collective memory of extreme weather events because we have probably evolved to do so.

    It’s likely a survival instinct handed down to us by those of our early ancestors that survived in the Savanahs of Africa. To survive, they needed to forget past events and concentrate on immediate threats.

    This has resulted in us having poor recall of earlier extreme events and therefore instinctively tend to see current ones as unprecedented.

    It also leads us to viewing the past with unwarranted rosy retrospection. the Romans had a phrase for it – The past is always well remembered.

  5. dm says:

    Figure 8 will disappear after M. Mann & collaborators finish updating The West Without Water;-(

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