In 1961, there was unanimous consensus for global cooling.

TimesMachine: January 30, 1961 –

Glaciers were growing in Norway for the first time in 200 years.

18 Jul 1963 – Glaciers Grow In Norway – Trove

The 1960 Winter Olympics almost had to be cancelled because of a lack of snow.

09 Feb 1960, Page 1 – The Berkshire Eagle at

Christmas week 1964 brought record flooding to the west coast.

25 Dec 1964, 12 – The San Francisco Examiner at

Governor Edmund Brown had to deal with the global cooling flooding.

23 Dec 1964, Page 1 – Nevada State Journal at

In the 1970s, his son Jerry Brown had to deal with the global cooling drought.

21 Jul 1974, 13 – The Des Moines Register at

U.S. and Soviet Press Studies of a Colder Arctic – The New York Times

Brown Warns of Drought Disaster; Says ‘Hard Choices’ Face California – The New York Times

And more recently, he had to deal with the global warming drought.

California Braces for Unending Drought – The New York Times

As did his predecessor.

Schwarzenegger takes center stage on warming

Thanks El Niño, But California’s Drought Is Probably Forever | WIRED

A few months after the permanent drought, California was deal with historic flooding.

NWS: Northern California now on pace for ‘wettest water year on record’ – SFGate

There is no trend in California precipitation since the end of the 19th century.

Climate at a Glance | National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

But longer term, tree ring records show that California is prone to very severe droughts and the 20th century was unusually wet.

Graphic: California’s droughts in the past 1,200 years – The Mercury News

Ancient Trees Reflect Century-Long Droughts : Environment: Analysis of stumps’ rings shows that dry spells can last far longer than the state has estimated, expert says. – latimes

via Real Climate Science

October 12, 2021 by tonyheller