My friends in Iowa are digging cars and mailboxes out from under yet another snowstorm, so I don’t get much sympathy when I report yet another dry day of sunshine and high 60s. But President Obama, recognizing the relationship of California’s agricultural health to the nation’s food prices, brought some welcome attention as well as financial assistance to California’s historic drought recently when he visited Fresno and Firebaugh. There he saw first hand the problems reported nearly daily in our local papers: Reservoirs are drying up…Climate scientists looking at weather over the entire globe are starting to see changes which could bring on long-term shifts in climate. For example, Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University, at a recent meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Chicago, says data indicate that warming in the Arctic has reduced the temperature difference between the Arctic and our middle latitudes.
/ / / Robbins: Climate change and state’s drought