Donald Trump is right about California’s drought

Presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump caused quite a stir yesterday. According to USA Today, he briefly met with a group of California farmers and told them there was no drought in the state. He is not convinced that press reports stating that 2015 was California’s driest year in the state’s history are accurate. Trump…

40 Years Since Climatologists Blamed California Drought On Global Cooling

Originally posted on Real Science:
In 1976, climatologists said that that global cooling caused drought and fires in California, and produced catastrophic erratic weather globally. Climatologists Forecast Stormy Economic Future – Climatologists Forecasting Dire Effects of Weather on World Economy and Social Order – View Article – NYTimes.com Jerry¬†Brown warned that California was facing an…

No, Tom Selleck didn’t steal water for his ranch

After being accused of stealing water for his 60-acre ranch, a lawsuit has been dropped against actor Tom Selleck. ABC News states the lawsuit was filed by the Calleguas Municipal Water District in Ventura County, California alleging Selleck illegally sent giant tanker trucks to a fire hydrant to fill them with water. The water was…

How Israel innovated in water desalination

With all of the concern about California’s drought, it has revived the idea of water desalination as way to supplement the Golden State’s diminished water supply. Over the past few years in Israel, the country’s water shortage has become a surplus. Through a combination of conservation, reuse and desalination, the country now has more water…

How California could have avoided its drought

California’s drought is the disaster everybody saw coming but nobody had the political will to stop. It’s the byproduct of a broken system that’s dominated by self-serving elites and misguided ideologues. Or so says Joel Kotkin, a distinguished professor at Chapman University, who writes frequently about Golden State politics. Kotkin says the drought could have…