In 1961, there was unanimous consensus for global cooling.
TimesMachine: January 30, 1961 – NYTimes.com
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 Newspapers.com
Christmas week 1964 brought record flooding to the west coast.
25 Dec 1964, 12 – The San Francisco Examiner at Newspapers.com
Governor Edmund Brown had to deal with the global cooling flooding.
23 Dec 1964, Page 1 – Nevada State Journal at Newspapers.com
In the 1970s, his son Jerry Brown had to deal with the global cooling drought.
21 Jul 1974, 13 – The Des Moines Register at Newspapers.com
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
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