California Drought Update #38 — Contrary to Science, Most Blame Global Warming for Drought

Even though recent scientific studies show that global warming has nothing to do with California’s multi-year drought, a new survey shows that nearly two-thirds of residents believe it does. The statewide survey, which was conducted in mid-July by the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) and released July 29, cited that the most pressing issues facing Californians were the current drought and water supply.

Notably, 66 percent of Democrats are more likely than Independents (51%) to call the threat of global warming to California’s future “very serious,” while only 26 percent of Republicans hold that view. Mark Baldassare, PPIC president and CEO, said “The threat of global warming to the state’s future is a shared belief among inland and coastal residents and Californians across racial and ethnic groups. But there are persistent partisan divisions on climate change.”

Sixty-four percent of respondents said that global warming has contributed to the drought, while “28 percent say it has not.” Of the 64 percent, there was also a deep divide along party lines: “78 percent of Democrats say global warming has contributed to the drought and 62 percent of Republicans say it has not.” When residents were asked how concerned they were on the possible impact of global warming on droughts, “84 percent of residents say they are concerned (50% very concerned, 34% somewhat concerned) about droughts that are more severe.”

It’s highly likely that much of this scientific misinformation and fear stems from Gov. Jerry Brown attributing global warming to California’s drought (it’s not) and a complacent media, his most recent being July 21. Brown is also on record for blaming climate change on everything from so-called ‘extreme weather’ to wildfires to mankind’s eventual extinction.

Examiner.com has more details HERE.

What we have in California is a highly gruberized population that is incapable of thinking for themselves. The press, including our local lefty blogs, keep feed this low IQ population with crap science. I find it interesting that Democrats are more prone to the Governor’s guberizing than Republicans. Why is that?

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About Russ Steele

Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.
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One Response to California Drought Update #38 — Contrary to Science, Most Blame Global Warming for Drought

  1. Todd Juvinall says:

    The scare mongers and the stupid people are now claiming the algae bloom off the west coast “could be” or “May be” a climate change issue. I read the article on A5 in the Union today and just shook my head in disbelief. About 12 years ago I went to Manzanillo, Mexico (where they filmed the movie “10”) and they had a “red tide”. Not a mention it was caused by “climate change”. It naturally occurs all over the world.

    They also did a story on the poor “delta smelt. What they never write about in these scare articles, especially when they mention “salmon runs”, is there a thousands of streams and rivers in Russia (Kamchatka and elsewhere) and all the way up to the artic, where the salmon are fine. They write the articles which give the impression there are no other places than “Auburn Ravine” where salmon are living.

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