An Ironic Drought In California

The present four-year California drought is not novel — even if President Barack Obama and California Gov. Jerry Brown have blamed it on man-made climate change.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, California droughts are both age-old and common. Predictable California dry spells — like those of 1929-34, 1976-77 and 1987-92 — more likely result from poorly understood but temporary changes in atmospheric pressures and ocean temperatures.

What is new is that the state has never had 40 million residents during a drought — well over 10 million more than during the last dry spell in the early 1990s. Much of the growth is due to massive and recent immigration.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Thirty years from now they have 80 million and the place will be a basket case.

    • It’ll be mexico.

    • Raymond Hietapakka

      No water. No humans. But I don’t see why they sweat. The Jooooos can desalinate water from the ocean for 56 cents a cubic meter. For some reason, the morons up here pump almost essentially pure water out of L.Superior, give it a quick blast of chlorine, and sell it to the rest of the morons here for $1.46 per cubic meter. Imagine that.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Maybe the Jooooos have smaller distribution systems.
        And less tax overhead.
        How much of your water bill, or any utility bill, is for the actual commodity you’re buying and how much is tax?

  • Gaian

    Thanks for this article BCF. It’s about time someone published the fact that illegals cause problems in the US, in all sorts of ways.

  • Minicapt

    They had the same problem 32 years ago with a lower population base.