“Obama promised to make $100 million in livestock-disaster aid available within 60 days to help the state rebound from what the White House’s top science and technology adviser has called the worst dry spell in 500 years.”
A $100 million will not make it rain. Nor will reducing greenhouse gases.
California had similar droughts in the late 1920s and 1930s and the last time I checked, that was not 500 years ago. The White House science advisors, seem to lack some critical thinking skills.
In the 50s and 60s California build the water infrastructure to weather a five year drought, but environmentalist decided that captured water should be used to preserve a mall delta bait fish. California economy is on the brink of collapse due to this decision.
1936 Repeat? February 1936 was very similar to this month. The summer of 1936 was the hottest on record.
H/T to Steven Goddard for the graphic.
Note the drop in river flow during the early 1920s and how the heat in 1936 resulted in huge wet year in 1937 and 1938. Where was Obama’s Science Advisor when all this was going on?