Scientists tie climate change to increasing storm severity in Northern California

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  1. Okay, reading the two replies above I feel compelled to say the comments need to be moderated, disclaimers added when appropriate. And nobody but moderators should have to read something as foul as the first comment above. I value this project in local journalism for its power to build community and we won’t get there without mutual respect.

    And Lana Cohen, thank you for a well-written, carefully and thoroughly-sourced story. Great reporting! Really enjoyed your recent Coho salmon piece, as well. Both stories a pleasure to read!

    • Well said. It’s sickening that some feel the need to blame & preach about Climate change being a leftest thing. True we are are going to get more severe storms because we haven’t had any real storms in years. It’s common sense. But at the same time Climate Change is a real thing, believe it or not.

    • Censoring profanity is fine, but censoring opinion you disagree with is not. This country is becoming zero tolerant on the political left.

  2. TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS are going to be spent on the climate alarm farce. We will be broke as a joke. This money could be spent on purchasing public lands for us and nature to enjoy, restoring native fisheries, cleaning up toxic sites and housing homeless people who are too troubled to hold their own.

    California is at the mercy of the jet stream to bring rain, snow and cool air. Paleoclimatology scientists have strong evidence using tree ring data and river sediment data indicating that droughts have lasted many decades in California.

    As a kid in the 1970s I lived through a severe California drought cycle and there was talk of towing an iceberg to SoCal.

    As a teenager in the 1980s I lived through a severe wet El Nino cycle. Google Love Creek mudslide Ben Lomond, CA.

    As a twentysomething I lived through another California drought cycle in the late 80s/early 90’s.

    As a thirtysomething I lived through a super wet period in the late 90’s.

    In 2009 I was working in Humboldt with hail, sleet, below average temps, and above average precipitation. I KNEW from experience that a warm drought cycle was on the way.

    The hottest temp recorded was 134 F on July 10, 1913 in Death Valley, CA.

    QUESTION AUTHORITY AND DO NOT CENSOR OPINION.

  3. Get used to it. From now on, when there is a major weather event there will always be a link to Climate Change to blame for it. It is our fabled “Big Bad Wolf.” The Climate Change plan of action requires a carbon tax solution where everyone should have to pay. If you do not agree to it then you are just a “big dummy”. So just, shut-up and pay your fair share of taxes so we can all be safe from apocalyptic wildfires, floods, droughts, cyclones and hurricanes. Human activities, not nature, are the root cause of all the harm coming to humankind. Maybe that’s why there’s no mention of having a standby generator, clearing brush from around your house, having an emergency food supply and an evacuation plan. It takes away from the taxing argument.

    • Even if you completely shut down fossil fuel burning in the United States you would still have over 80 percent of the emissions on the planet continuing to pollute. That’s how ludicrous this idea is. Are you going to censor this fact too, editor ?

  4. Even if you completely shut down fossil fuel burning in the United States you would still have over 80 percent of the emissions on the planet continuing to pollute. That’s how ludicrous this idea is. Are you going to censor this fact too, editor ?

  5. Here we go again. I always have the same reaction when I read “Climate Change” in what is supposed to be a “news” report; I just think “politics again.” Also when I hear the Governor say all the wild fires are due to “Climate Change” I think about him avoiding responsibility. If you can blame the fires on everyone who drives a car then no one will be talking about forest management, dead trees, clearing of brush and burn piles. Everyone is to blame so no one is to blame. “Climate Change” should be laughed at, like World Peace is achievable and ending Global Hunger.

    • Footnote: I you want to make a global change don’t bother me and my truck MPG, go and convince China and India to do something about their carbon emissions. Just leave me alone. Thank you.

    • Footnote: If you want to make a global change don’t bother me and my truck MPG, go and convince China and India to do something about their carbon emissions. Just leave me alone. Thank you.

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