Blame Climate Change for Drought in California: Scientists

September 30, 2014 10:43 AM

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Blame Climate Change for Drought in California: Scientists

Climate scientists have linked effects of climate change to California's drought and other extreme weather conditions noticed around the world. This Tuesday will mark the end of California's official water measurement year, with a near record low.

The researchers have blamed high pressure in the North Pacific called the Ridiculously Resilient Ridge for severe drought in California this year. A Stanford PhD candidate said the formation of the ridge is attributable to conditions from climate change.

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