Posted on: February 24, 2014
California Governor Brown recently declared California’s drought a state of emergency and with that some very important people — President Obama among them — will convene in California this week with a singular goal: to help Californians as we endure the drought. Last year was the driest year on record for California, and while we enjoyed some light rain last week, the drought hasn’t let up by any measure.
It’s not just a lack of precipitation that’s causing the problem. For far too long Californians have used more water than we can sustain and have not done enough to learn more efficient ways to use this precious resource. This system of too little supply and too much demand is finally catching up with us. And as climate change becomes the “new normal,” our water woes will only get worse.
While we can’t make it rain, we can prepare for drier days. The task at hand requires us to cope with the disaster today, prepare us for the chronic water shortages to come and protect this and future generations from the widening water scarcity impacts of climate change.Read More About Event →