Friday, August 14, 2015

How California Is Winning the Drought

By CHARLES FISHMAN, NYT, AUG. 14, 2015

FOR California, there hasn’t ever been a summer quite like the summer of 2015. The state and its 39 million residents are about to enter the fifth year of a drought. It has been the driest four-year period in California history — and the hottest, too.

Yet by almost every measure except precipitation, California is doing fine. Not just fine: California is doing fabulously.

In 2014, the state’s economy grew 27 percent faster than the country’s economy as a whole — the state has grown faster than the nation every year of the drought.

California has won back every job lost in the Great Recession and set new employment records. In the past year, California created 462,000 jobs — nearly 9,000 a week. No other state came close.

(More here.)

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Blogger Minnesota Central said...

ICYMI : California Legislative proposal
Food products irrigated with recycled fracking wastewater should be labeled.

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