Tuesday, December 23, 2008

White Christmas?

California's weather is often hailed for its sunshine and blue skies, at least from April-November. During the rainy season the hills around Oakland and San Jose green up, and snow is so plentiful in the Sierras that tire chains are required to navigate the passes. That snow is also the source of much, if not most, of California's drinking and irrigation water. I recall being told about folks putting bricks in their toilet tanks during the last bad drought to conserve water.

Evidently things have taken a very bad turn, and whether you believe global warming is strictly part of a natural cycle, or reflects the amplification of a natural cycle by human activity, it appears to me that the toilet tank bricks are poised for a comeback. I wonder how The Governator is going to deal with this.

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