To live in California over the last decade has meant enduring a steady procession of weather-related disasters, each one seemingly worse than the last. Scientists say there’s no doubt that climate change has amplified the extreme events of the last decade, mostly because the state’s average temperature is rising. Experts say there is plenty we can do to respond and adapt. The state’s weather patterns have forced residents to come up with ways to cope with long, dry summers and occasional flooding in the winter.
By Deborah Netburn. Los Angeles Times. December 26, 2019.