Computer Simulations Missed Key Driver of Climate Change – for 30 Years

News about climate change has grown increasingly bleak in recent weeks, including word from the United Nations that we need to work more quickly to control global warming and news that the world’s beer supply will be jeopardized if things don’t turn around. Now, scientists have acknowledged their predictions on the regional effects of climate change are flawed and things could be far worse than they knew.

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Experts Say California Still Woefully Unprepared to Weather Drought

An atmospheric phenomenon lingered along the West Coast over a recent four-year stretch, sending winter storms north and preventing precious rain and snow from reaching California. Dubbed the “Ridiculously Resilient Ridge,” the high-pressure system made the Golden State bone-dry and moved Gov. Jerry Brown to make an unprecedented order requiring nearly 40 million Californians to slash water use in their homes.

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