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Warmest winter on record worsens California drought

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posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 11:09 AM
California is having its warmest winter on record. The warm weather is preventing snow from falling limiting the water supply. Many farms are having to cut back on crops and livestock. Can you say increase in food prices? I can.

"The state had a average temperature of 48 Fahrenheit (9 Celsius) for December, January and February, an increase from 47.2 F in 1980-81, the last hottest winter, and more than 4 degrees hotter than the 20th-century average in California, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said in a statement. Warmer winters could make the already parched state even drier by making it less likely for snow to accumulate "

The effects from a California economic downfall will be felt all around the country. To all you Doom-Porn lovers out there. This one's for you!
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posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 11:26 AM
reply to post by lostbook

And then there is this:

It seems our planet goes through extreme cycles. My area went through a 4 year drought ending last year.

The good news is the wine will be low yield, but high quality. Every cloud...silver lining......and all that.

posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 11:27 AM
Ya'll can have some of our snow on the east coast. It just snowed AGAIN here in Maryland on Sunday night.

posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 11:43 AM
I was out playing with the motorcycle on Sunday and rode by several very large reservoirs here in Nor Cal on the route.

They are little more than puddles. Yosemite falls is also looking weak as heck and the valley floor is still brown. Even the areas burned in the big fire last summer have not a single tinge of new growth yet.

It is gonna be a bad summer.

posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 11:52 AM
I read an article somewhere else that said that the massive increase in pot farms is draining the water supply as well. Anyhow it's a shame they are having a warm winter since we set records for cold and snow in my state.

posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 12:09 PM
reply to post by jjkenobi

Did you believe that article? Pot plants draining the soil of water....? Hardly makes senses and sounds like propaganda degrading Marijuana.

For real thought California might be having a hard time but as long as the power doesn't go out they should be fine.

Why don't we green house grow our plants anyway? Some natural ones too.... none of that GMO crap.

posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 12:27 PM
Southern California is not only a desert, it's a fire dependent ecosystem. The tree seeds won't open unless exposed to fire.

In other words, it's a man made situation that has nothing to do with global warming.

If they weren't diverting so much water to SoCal the rest of the region would be fine.

But because they have stretched the water supply so thin even a small drought has a big impact.

Humans wanting to live in California are the parasites here.

Each palm tree in L.A. takes 40 gallons of water a day.

posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 12:38 PM
reply to post by Meditationplus

Draining the soil of water? What? No, people are tapping into the water supply to water their pot farms. It is also taking away productive farmland and endangering some wildlife species including salmon and black bears. There are tons of articles detailing it, below are two. If you don't like the sources I'm sure the data is available from your preferred voice.

posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 02:24 PM
reply to post by Hmmmmmmm

A palm tree does NOT take 40 gallons of water per day. I would know I have one. I also have an avocado and an orange tree. As far as parasites, I have lived here for 7 years and would not go back to Chicago for anything other than to Visit. Also this past year was the driest year ON RECORD, so I do not know where you get your facts. The drought is bad and it was 93 here on Saturday. Do you live here or are you just talking smack?
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posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 02:42 PM
reply to post by kurthall

I stand corrected, it's 40 gallons per week, not per day.

And speaking of parasitic non native species, palm trees are also not normally found in SoCal.

They were planted by developers.

I have very little sympathy for people, who are the problem, whining about the problem they are causing.

Yes you have nice weather, but that's because it's an oceanfront desert area, an area that nature never intended to support so many people.

posted on Mar, 20 2014 @ 07:04 PM
By the way, that avocado tree you're so proud of, needs an average yearly rainfall of 50 inches or more to stay healthy, and L.A. get's an average of 15.14, so you're obviously watering that one too.

As for the orange tree (yet another non native species), it needs even more water than the palm tree.

Now factor in your neighbors, all 22.5 million of them, with the same non native trees.

Just how much water is being wasted on selfish nonsense like this?

posted on Apr, 3 2014 @ 11:02 AM
reply to post by Hmmmmmmm

You're calling plants selfless nonsense? Do you even hear yourself? Water.... Water is not very hard to come by.... Oxygen.... Clean Oxygen..... is hard to come by.....

We need more plants on the planet.... we don't need more water.

posted on Apr, 3 2014 @ 01:28 PM
reply to post by Meditationplus

No, I'm calling living in a desert region that can't support itself without diverting massive amounts of water from other sources selfish.

I'm saying that if you helped cause the problem by not only living in a desert, but also by planting non native trees that need large amounts of water, you lose your right to whine about there suddenly not being enough water.

But hey, she can wear shorts year round and doesn't have to deal with Chicago anymore, so it must not be her fault.

posted on Apr, 3 2014 @ 01:40 PM
reply to post by lostbook

I live in the heart of CA ,Sacramento

Part of the reason we have this "drought" is because some wise ass decided they needed to drain Folsom lake to help boost the Eco system and push the salt water back put to sea ?.....

Big mistake !

But i have also noticed that they are installing new "water meters" underground ,to better control water usage .

From what my.old man tells me ,the new water meters can be pinged by satellite to gather info about your water usage....

It just seems like drought was intentional ,by draining Folsom lake .. Aside from the natural weather.

I am really upset , cause i have a good feeling the salmon run won't be strong this's already going to be heavily regulated....

SMH ...... could be worse i suppose


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posted on Apr, 3 2014 @ 01:58 PM
If 1980/81 was the last warmest period it was also the summer of the Mediterranean fruit fly. I hope those two don't correlate. I remember that invasion - major fruit/veggie checks at the borders and spraying of chemicals to kill them (had to choose between spraying or losing crops). I recall the warnings that would suggest people go inside when spraying but no one I was around did - we kept swimming, picnicking, or whatever we were doing (with thousands of others). The sprays were so frequent people became used to the low flying planes and let their guard down (conditioning). It was way too hot out to be inside anyway.

By the way - if an avocado tree needs so much water how can they grow wild in Northern California. They grew fine during doubt years (maybe a little smaller and more stringy but they grew).

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