You just have to laugh. In their zeal to make the current drought situation all about their irrational CO2 fears, Bill McKibben’s 350.org tweeted this ridiculous comparison of before and after at California’s Folsom Reservoir, near me. Only problem is, the devil is in the details. See the picture then click to enlarge.
Note the “what a difference a year makes” is actually comparing 2011 and 2014. In 2011, California was reaping the liquid benefits of the 2010 El Niño. In 2014, ENSO switched to the La Niña dry pattern.
Now here is the link to the actual tweet, we’ll see if they disappear it or make a correction.
— 350 dot org (@350) June 13, 2014
The real reason for the California drought is ENSO and weather patterns, like this one:
Source: NOAA ERH