Across the globe, we've loaded the atmosphere with so much pollution from burning fossil fuel that the climate is warming up everywhere, and our weather and climate is changing to a "new normal." The conditions we were used to are a thing of the past, and this is especially true for the southwestern states.
No one can deny that California is facing one of its worst droughts in recorded history. The challenge in crafting a long-term solution to the drought is that it requires us to confront the broader problem of climate change, and for many involved in the issue, climate change is a mirage.
Perhaps the threat of our children not having a suitable planet to inhabit, deadly storms related to sea level rise, or enough water to drink might be the impetus to change?
The drought in California is easy to forget about when the water runs fine and our daily lives hardly feel affected. But the reality is that the U.S. ...
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Looking above at recent temperature anomalies, the jet stream has once again wobbled down into the US, bringing unusually cool but refreshing weather to much of the US as California and Alaska bake.
We need to move the conversation about climate change past how bad things are going to get, and into how we are going to solve the problem and complete a transition to a clean energy future.
With ugly politics and intense greed blocking the way, it's up to us to turn things around and vote with our forks to better protect our own health, each other, and the planet we (as well as countless species) call home.
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This could signify a tipping point in the impact of increased greenhouse gas emissions. Ocean temperatures may rise more rapidly, increasing the effects on the animals that live there. This could harm the tiny organisms that make up the base of the food chain and provide us with oxygen, sending ripples up the food chain.
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Do you like Blueberries? Tomatoes? Fruit and Vegetables in general? Pay attention. California supplies the half of the United States produce and California is in the midst of a drought that could effect all of our families.
If you're from Southern California you are surely aware we live among millions of mice and tree rats. On any given night you can see them scurrying across power lines, running from telephone pole to telephone pole.
So just how dry is California? According to tree ring data from the University of California at Berkeley, in some parts of the state, it hasn't been this drought-stricken since the year 1580.