Drought, Climate Change and California's Multibillion-Dollar Problem

April 3, 2015 7:26 PM

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Drought, Climate Change and California's Multibillion-Dollar Problem

Two weeks before California Governor Jerry Brown’s announcement on Wednesday that residents and businesses in the Golden State — which is withering amid one of its worst droughts in modern history — would be subjected to unprecedented restrictions on water usage, he issued a blistering attack on those who continue to question fundamental climate science.

Such thinking, Brown said during an appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press late last month, “borders on the immoral,” and the Democratic governor offered particular opprobrium for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican. Brown described McConnell’s actions to protect coal interests...

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