The LA Times has played the role of Cassandra recently by pointing out the miserable climate conditions for Californians this summer.
First, the ongoing drought in California is having massive ramifications in terms of water use among state residents.
The average person could expect to see their water usage reduced significantly.
The Times broke down the details in this recent report on the topic.
When the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California this week unveiled its strictest-ever water restrictions for about 6 million residents, it did so with an urgent goal in mind: a 35% reduction in water consumption, equating to an allocation of about 80 gallons per person per day.”
In another recent report from the Times, Californians were warned to brace themselves for scorching hot weather and perilous wildfires this summer.
As Southern California braces for unprecedented drought restrictions, long-range forecasts are predicting a summer that will be fraught with record-breaking temperatures, sere landscapes and above-average potential for significant wildfires, particularly in the northern part of the state.”
The Times added that human activity has increased the chance of such extreme heat waves.
“Warming of the planet due to human activity has increased the likelihood of severe heat waves, and hotter temperatures also worsen drought by causing snowpack to melt earlier in the year, and causing more precipitation to fall as rain, instead of snow.”
The second report is well worth reading in full to understand the scope of these detrimental climate conditions.
Despite the thorough nature of their reporting, the Times forgot to mention how the increase in California’s population beyond sustainable levels is linked with these apocalyptic climate events. CAPS has documented how decades of mass immigration, and over usage of natural resources has resulted in drought and wildfires.
Of course, this third rail issue isn’t something that any news outlet or politician like to discuss.
Even if you ignore something, it doesn’t change the dire consequences.
Sadly all Californians are likely in for hellish conditions this summer and beyond as a result.