California's Wild Climate Will Only Get More Volatile As Temperatures Rise

By Lydia O’Connor

To understand how climate change is creating a world of extremes, look to California, where the reality of severe drought coupled with intense precipitation threatens millions of residents, a rich ecosystem and the dated infrastructure designed to protect them.

The record rains soaking the most populous U.S. state this winter seemed an impossible reprieve: Following the state’s driest years on record ― which forced extreme water rationing and left some of its poorest residents relying on bottled water ― a possible record amount of precipitation began inundating the state in late 2016, lifting it out …read more

Source:: Huffington Post Green

      

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