Skip to comments.California's Drought Isn't Due To Global Warming, But Politics
Posted on 02/15/2014 6:12:50 PM PST by SeekAndFind
President Obama visited California's drought-hit Central Valley Friday, offering handouts and blaming global warming. But the state's water shortage is due to the left's refusal to deal with the state's water needs.
Following legislative action last month by Speaker John Boehner and California's Central Valley Representatives David Valadao, Devin Nunes and Kevin McCarthy, whose Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Emergency Water Delivery Act was designed to resolve the long-standing problem of environmental water cutbacks that have devastated America's richest farmland, Obama is grandstanding in California, too.
His aim, however, is not a long-term solution for California's now-constant water shortages that have hit its $45 billion agricultural industry, but to preach about global warming. Instead of blaming the man-made political causes of California's worst water shortage, he's come with $2 billion in "relief" that's nothing but a tired effort to divert attention from fellow Democrats' dereliction of duty in using the state's water infrastructure.
The one thing that will mitigate droughts in California a permanent feature of the state is to restore the water flow from California's water-heavy north to farmers in the central and south. That's just what House Bill 3964, which passed by a 229-191 vote last week, does.
But Obama's plan is not to get that worthy bill through the Senate (where Democrats are holding it up) but to shovel pork to environmental activists and their victims, insultingly offering out-of-work farmers a "summer meal plan" in his package.
"We are not interested in welfare; we want water," Nunes told IBD this week.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...
Folks, this so called drought in the CA central Valley is PURELY MAN MADE.
Remember this : the Central Valley farmers is that had water taken from them by a federal judge, who put a baitfish ahead of human beings.
Central Valleys water-management system was designed to deal with droughts that last as long as five years, but the reservoirs that held its lifeblood got emptied into the ocean to rescue the Delta smelt.
Here’s an article from 2012:
Obama: Ill veto bill that will provide water to Californias Central Valley
His aim, however, is not a long-term solution for California's now-constant water shortages that have hit its $45 billion agricultural industry, but to preach about global warming. Instead of blaming the man-made political causes of California's worst water shortage, he's come with $2 billion in "relief" that's nothing but a tired effort to divert attention from fellow Democrats' dereliction of duty in using the state's water infrastructure.Thanks SeekAndFind.
Isn’t southern California a desert naturally?
We drove down I-5 in the fall of 2009. From Los Banos to Bakersfield we saw numerous yellow signs that said ‘Congress Created Drought’. I hope this story spreads across the country. And it is COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY. Are any Dem Congresscritters affected by it?
Environmental special interests managed to dismantle the system by diverting water meant for farms to...saving delta smelt... [and] the flushing of 3 million acre-feet of water originally slated for the Central Valley into the ocean over the past five years.
Well, it’s a naturally arid region; years of drought have always been natural.
The Big Valley isn’t really desert (also not part of SoCal per se), but it does water for growing the kind of crops it can yield. It is an immensely productive region of our nation — when not being backstabbed by left wing politicians.
hey! didn’t someone make a big top 40 hit regarding that it never rains in California?
Yeah, one or the other.
Now that's really a wild-eyed reckless prediction...ain-it.
“California is the nations most productive agricultural state, and is home to a $35 billion agricultural industry. Of the ten most productive agricultural counties in the United States, nine are in California, and the San Joaquin Valley is the single richest agricultural region in the world. California produces more than 400 commodities. It is the nations sole producer of a dozen crops, including almonds, artichokes, olives, raisins, and walnuts, and is the leading producer of five dozen more. The state employs 27 percent of the nation’s farm workers, and produces nearly half domestically grown fruits, nuts, and vegetables. Almost 22 percent of the nations milk and cream is produced in California, and the state is by far the nations largest producer of dairy products. “
But what I'm seeing in California this year is different than I have ever seen in my lifetime, and I've lived here more than half a century (I've been five years old more than 11 times, if that tells you anything! ;^).
This is the first time in my lifetime, and as well in my mom's lifetime, and she's been here for 85 years, that we haven't seen green hills this time of year.
But it's not the first time it's been this dry, and it won't be the last.
I wish I could find the famous photo of SOME farmers in the valley who stopped some local diversion...themselves..some years ago.
By now it should be cristal clear that or ferral government is a wholly owned subsidiary of the ChiComs ,Mexican drug lords, the Saudis, and international bankers.
And the goal of this cabal is the utter destruction of America’s means of production, confiscation of her wealth, and finally the complete elimination of her people, in order to turn the USA back into a 3rd world colony, never again able to challenge a feual system which has dominated the majority of human history.
It depends on how you define "desert."
I would say more arid, Mediterranean-like. Desert is Arizona, to me, and high desert is Lancaster, Edwards Air Force Base, flat, dry, wind-bitten, baren. Climate, soil, and topography a whole helluva lot different than urbanized and semi-urbanized Southern California, which I know well and know what it was like 50, even 100 years ago, from pictures, etc. Not desert. But people like to say it is, I think because it sounds so dramatic!
Now, Las Vegas. THAT is desert. That is a city carved out of a patch of desert. It's a city that exists because water is shipped to it.
RE: He was blaming the drought in California and the cold winter we have been having on global warming
So, when it’s very hot, it’s global warming.
When it’s very cold, it’s also global warming.
Boy, this term explains everything so well, it really explains nothing.