Category Archives: California

NOAA: ‘Incredible’ amounts of snow in California’s snowpack — Flood?

It was a similar snowpack in the winter of 1861 – 1862 that as melted by an atmospheric river of warm rain that pelted the state for a month melting the snow, which flooded the valley, with the flood water … Continue reading

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The Sky’s Not Falling

By Congressman Tom McClintock Abraham Lincoln told the story of boarding with the family of a Presbyterian minister on the night of the greatest meteor shower ever recorded in North America.  He was awakened by the minister who shouted, “Arise, … Continue reading

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California Drought History

During the last drought, I made about 85 posts on the issue, pointing out the drought history of the region was chaotic, with dry periods and wet periods, with some very long dry periods. In those posts, I supported the … Continue reading

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The First Shots in the Climate Wars

Joel Kotkin In launching their now successful protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s gas hike, the French gilets jaunes (yellow jackets) have revived their country’s reputation for rebelling against monarchial rule. It may well foreshadow a bitter, albeit largely avoidable, battle … Continue reading

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Gov. Brown blames climate ‘deniers’ for worsening wildfires – Scientific evidence refutes him

California Gov. Jerry Brown said all climate-change deniers are “definitely contributing” to the fatal wind-whipped wildfires that have pummeled northern and southern parts of the state over the past few days, as well as blazes “in the coming years.” Book … Continue reading

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Wet or Dry California Winter?

The California Weather Blog has some thoughts. Summing it up: what does all this mean for California? The NMME ensemble is suggesting modest El Nino conditions this winter in the tropical Pacific Ocean. (NCEP via tropicaltidbits.com) In short: ENSO certainly … Continue reading

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Is Climate Change Being Falsely Accused of Sparking California Conflagrations?

Western Farm Press Blaming climate change for the recent California fires and the state’s water woes appear to be like the kid blaming his dog for eating his homework. The reality of climate change isn’t the issue. The earth’s climate … Continue reading

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