|View from my backyard looking east|
But the clouds blew east and took the rain with them. No more rain for us. While the long-range forecasts I'd viewed back in February suggested that we could look forward to rain at intervals through April, those predictions have evaporated - there's not a drop of rain in the forecast for the next 90 days and, as our rain is largely limited to the winter months, we can probably expect the dry spell to continue until fall.
|NOAA's 90-day precipitation forecast for the US|
Today's weather forecast is for summer-like temperatures. Will the summer be miserable? The forecast doesn't look great for large swaths of the country but most of Southern California seems to have an equal chance of warmer or cooler temperatures, at least over the next 90 days.
|NOAA's 90-day temperature forecast for the US|
What are the prospects for the country in managing global warming? Gloomy indeed, based on the President's action yesterday rolling back environmental regulations. The federal government's failure to assume responsibility shifts the burden to the states, some of which are stepping up to the challenge but it remains to be seen how individual states and cities - or individual countries for that matter - can combat the problem when federal officials deny scientific evidence and act with reckless abandon to advance short-term political goals. But maybe the President has a plan he hasn't shared?
|Is this the President's escape plan when his policies help destroy the earth's environment? Despite slashing support for environmental and social programs in his proposed budget, he DID sign a bill allocating billions for exploration of Mars. (Image provided with permission of a source who chooses to remain anonymous)|
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