California is apparently normally just a semi-arid place.

It’s fascinating to see the duckspeaking on display here

The drought, now in its fourth year, is by many measures the worst since the state began keeping records of temperature and precipitation in the 1800s. And with a population now close to 39 million and a thirsty, $50 billion agricultural industry, California has been affected more by this drought than by any previous one.

But scientists say that in the more ancient past, California and the Southwest occasionally had even worse droughts — so-called megadroughts — that lasted decades.

…and yet: the NYT is blaming, you guessed it, climate change! And never mind two mega-droughts that took place during recorded history. Also: the NYT is also pretending that environmentalists don’t divert a large portion of what water is available, which I would get more exercised over if it weren’t for the fact that at the rate things are going California is going to start out-migrating within the next three years. Just in time for the next Census… and won’t that cause a ruckus.

Via Instapundit.

Moe Lane

7 thoughts on “California is apparently normally just a semi-arid place.”

  1. The upside is people will be migrating down to Mexico to find agricultural work…

  2. The problem with out-migration from California is then former Californians start infecting other states. That’s why Colorado and Nevada are more purple than red nowadays.

    1. apparently the refugees can recover. it all depends on where they land. houston or des moines and they’ll normally be fine. boulder or the boswash corridor and they might never recover.

  3. Drive down the I-5 from Sacramento to Grapevine and you can see the wreckage of California’s water policy from the freeway.

  4. This ain’t nothing . You should have seen the Drought of ’37 . Why in 1337 , it hadn’t rained much at all for 10 to 12 years . Yup the Drought of 1337 was something , you should have been there back then .

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