Posts tagged Jay Lund

Photo by Michael Chen (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Photo by Michael Chen (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

“In the last 10 water years, eight have been dry, one wet, one average. Although this year may end up being wet, we can’t say whether it’s just going to be one wet year in another string of dry ones.” – Nancy Vogel, spokeswoman for the Natural Resources Agency.

The observation above seem to represent a bit of a Debbie Downer moment in light of the general relief Californians are celebrating after enduring years of warm and dry winters, inundated by a weekly parade of significant rain and snowfall up and down the Golden State. But indeed, Vogel’s words aren’t intended to “dampen” spirits,  but to remind us all of the dangers of complacency, mistaking short term changes in weather versus the long term patterns of climate.

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