This is false
No mainstream scientist blames California's recent drought on climate change as Gov. @GavinNewsom has just done with @realDonaldTrump
The most scientists are willing to say is that it made the drought 15-20% more intense
Even the apocalyptic @nytimes says so
Will the @nytimes — which has been exaggerating climate change's role in California's fires & lionizing @GavinNewsom — report that the governor just grossly misrepresented the science, according to its own 2015 coverage of the science?
Will the news media report that California's high-intensity megafires wouldn't be occurring without ~5x normal wood fuel accumulation?
What was impact of a 15-20% more intense drought? Well, one thing we know is that it didn't kill anybody
By contrast, (pre-climate change) drought of 1876 - 78 killed 50M
Prosperity (eg irrigation, fertilizer, desal plants, etc) outweigh climate
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