But meanwhile, in the real (dry) world, did Brown’s state prepare for such a disaster during either its recent four-year dry spell or its near-record wet year in 2016? Over some 50 consecutive months of drought, California did not start work on a single major reservoir — though many had long ago been planned and designed.
Yet California politicians are currently obsessed with the usual race/class/gender agendas, as Sacramento broadcasts that California is a sanctuary state exempt from federal immigration laws.
Periodically, Governor Jerry Brown, in prophetic Old Testament style, offers rebukes of President Donald Trump, as Brown tours the globe as commander in chief of California.
Loudly virtue-signaling about addressing misdemeanors does not excuse quietly ignoring felonies.
Learn how an entire culture is fed, housed, and fueled before faulting those who address such needs.
In most areas of the Sierra Nevada, the state’s chief source of stored water, there is not a drop of snow on the ground.
The High Sierra so far this year looks more like Death Valley than Alpine Switzerland.
What are the lessons for the nation from these random glimpses of 21st-century California?
Fix premodern problems before dreaming about postmodern solutions.
Coastal California is hilly, difficult to build on, and prone to devastating earthquakes. The life-giving watershed of the Sierra Nevada is more than 200 miles away.