You Read It Here First

That the drought currently in progress in California is very similar to the one in the 1970's and has nothing to do with global warming. From the New York Times' "Dot Earth"...

This drought has many of the attributes of past historical droughts over the region — widespread lack of storms and rainfall that would normally enter the region from the Pacific with considerable frequency. It resembles the 1975-76 and 1976-77 California droughts, when two consecutive years were at least as dry as the last two years have been for the state as a whole.

The entire posting is here.

Blaming the California drought on global warming was a "Hail Mary" as the case for catastrophic global warming crumbles (yet another report is out, reaction here and here).


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