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Climate Change Is Destroying California, Obama Promises to Help

February 17, 2014

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Posted by Peter Z. Scheer

Look at a satellite photo of the continental United States these past couple of months and you’ll quickly notice that the country has an identity crisis. Roughly two-thirds of the nation is covered in ice and snow, while the rest suffers oppressive heat and drought.

As much as anything, that’s a serious economic problem. California and Texas are America’s first- and second-largest economies, by far, and they’re both in the hot zone. For the Golden State, it’s especially alarming, since California is the nation’s biggest agricultural producer.


President Obama is not ignoring the matter. On Friday he toured a dry field with Gov. Jerry Brown and promised $100 million in aid to farmers. More importantly, Obama pointed out that there is a root cause of such devastation that cannot be ignored, asReuters reports:

“We have to be clear: a changing climate means that weather-related disasters like droughts, wildfires, storms, floods are potentially going to be costlier and they’re going to be harsher,” he said.

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