As if dealing with the CA drought is not complicated enough, the President has linked it with climate change and is pressing Congress for billions of dollars to deal with both.
In a speech in CA the president said the U.S. must rethink the way it uses water as he announced new federal aid to help drought-stricken California.
“We’re going to have to stop looking at these disasters as something to wait for. We’re going to have to start looking at these disasters as something to prepare for,” Obama said.
UPDATE: On Feb.17th, the NY Times published this article: Science Linking Drought to Global Warming Remains Matter of Dispute