It's a brave new -- dry -- world
The drought has surpassed alarming levels and is becoming eerily
reminiscent of desolate scenes from the 1979 dystopian movie, "Mad Max."What happens if exceptional droughts are the new
norm for California? Why aren't Fresno meteorologists talking about the
drought's correlation to climate change? Why aren't local elected
leaders moving toward meaningful mitigation and adaptation?
correlation of a warming Earth and extreme weather events deserves
earnest attention. It's probable that climate change causes an erratic
and wavy jet stream. Being on the high-pressure side of the jet stream,
like California often is, results in drought.
Too often climate
change gets lost in a charade of false equivalency where it's presented
as an unsettled issue still up for debate. Meanwhile, NASA measures with
great precision increasing global temperatures, rising sea levels,
melting glaciers and diminishing mountain snow-pack. Also, the U.S.
military and world governments, motivated by geopolitical interests, are readily game planning for a brave new world
radically reshaped by climate change. But one would never learn about
climate change's local implications from Fresno meteorologists or news