We can't let climate change turn droughts, flash floods and mudslides into the new normalby The Daily Eye Team December 22 2014, 1:39 pm Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 43 secs
Between power outages, deluging rains, flash floods, mudslides and record droughts, California is quickly becoming unrecognizable ? all the bellwethers of an ecosystem out of whack. Thanks to a rapidly changing climate making wet regions wetter and dry regions drier, 2014 will be the hottest year on record ? and, if we?re not careful, the Bay Area?s recent #HellaStorm will soon become the norm. Everyone in the state knows the severity of the problem: we?re in the midst of our worst drought in 1,200 years; our winter snow pack, which provides approximately one-third of the state?s water supply, was at record lows in 2014; last winter?s weather was the warmest in the last 119 years; and ocean surface temperatures off the coast of California are at record highs. The wrath of a warming planet is being felt more powerfully than ever before.