Southern California’s autumn months are getting hotter and the region has had less rain in recent years, prompting many meteorologists to predict another drought for the state. This weather pattern, however, is in contrast to Northern California, which received a record amount of rainfall last year, effectively ending the state’s five-year drought.
President Donald Trump hopes to increase funding that would make cities and towns more resilient to storms and fires caused by climate change. The president’s $44 billion emergency spending budget earmarks $12 billion for communities most prone to flooding.
A recent Washington State University study relying on climate modeling demonstrates that the Olympic Peninsula and Cascade Mountain Range areas will be increasingly vulnerable to landslides in the next three decades.
Fortunately none of the Napa and Sonoma Counties ravaged by wildfires during October are without drinking water. However, water regulators say that treating drinking water may be a challenge as they work to mitigate ash and erosion around reservoirs.
By mid-century, climate change effects on irrigation could diminish crop yields around the country. Nowhere else would this be more dramatic, according to a new study, than in the American Southwest.