31 May 2016

Trump Gaslights California

FRESNO, Calif. — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told California voters Friday that he can solve their water crisis, declaring, “There is no drought.”

California is, in fact, in midst of a drought. Last year capped the state’s driest four-year period in its history, with record low rainfall and snow.
From here.

Any old anti-science conservative can deny climate change, or at least deny that people caused climate change.  It takes somebody like Trump to up the ante and deny the existence of an obvious, currently in progress drought.

Trump blamed all of California's water crisis on an endangered species protection measure that uses some of California's water.  But, the fact that California does have some bad water practices doesn't change the fundamental fact that the state is in a drought due to record low precipitation that makes bad water practices more of a problem.

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Dave Barnes said...