29 Jan '15, 2pm

No End In Sight For California’s Climate-Exacerbated Drought

Noah Diffenbaugh, an associate professor in the School of Earth Sciences at Stanford University and a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment who was also present at the Climate Nexus press conference, sees no conflict whatsoever between his findings that there is a link between the drought and climate change and the results of the NOAA study. “Our research finds that extreme atmospheric high pressure in this region — which is strongly linked to unusually low precipitation in California — is much more likely to occur today than prior to the human emission of greenhouse gases that began during the Industrial Revolution in the 1800s,” Diffenbaugh said when the results of his study were published last September in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society . “If you look at [the NOAA ] report, their statements that precipitation deficits in ...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/2015/01/29/no-end-sight-califor...

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