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Yosemite Forum Tuesday, May 12: The West Without Water

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avatar Yosemite Forum Tuesday, May 12: The West Without Water
May 04, 2015 01:22PM
What past droughts, floods, and other climatic clues tell us about the future" by Dr. Lynn Ingram of the University of California, Berkeley.

California is in the midst of a historic drought that has been called "unprecedented". But what is the "normal" climate for the West? Join climate scientist Dr. Lynn Ingram for a presentation on the long-term climate record for the West, which reveals "megadroughts" and "megafloods" that characterized much of the past several thousand years. These extreme events were of much longer duration and severity than any experienced over the past century, and are virtually unknown in the living memory of residents of the West. These severe climatic downturns recurred every few centuries in the past and are likely to recut in the coming century, presenting profound challenges for our modern water policies.

This Forum will take place on Tuesday, May 12, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm in the Yosemite Valley Auditorium.
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