RADICAL SEASONAL CHANGE HAPPENED: The "New Normal" Warmer, Drier, & Wetter High Sierra

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 06 March 2018


The "New Normal" Warmer, Drier, & Wetter High Sierra

Too Much or Not Enough, and it's Still Rapidly Changing

Tahoe faces wild swings in snowfall. Here’s what resorts are doing about it,
Sac Bee, March 5, 2018.

“Climate change is real. To deny it is a fool’s errand.”
“We will see more of these extreme years, very dry and very wet.”

"...while the region will still get occasional years with heavy precipitation, there’s no guarantee that it will always be snowfall. Or that it will last long before it melts."



Shifting Snowpack Thaw

15 to 30% Average Snowpack Loss NOW

20% ! snowpack loss in Western US

Snow into Rain

The Future of California Growth is in the Toilet

New Normal: Snow Drought



Wetter is Not Better

Breaking our Own Environment
More Warm Rain Brings More Problems

As summers get warmer, more rain may not be better than less,
University of British Columbia, February 28, 2018.



It's Getting Hotter and Hotter...

2017 Record Hot Year, Again, Recent Records

On the continuing future rise of the Heat

Did the Drought Ever End? Really?


I'm not really happy with all the people who've put themselves and their personal greed above the health of my country's environment, and have damaged our country and its environment for their personal advancement.

The radical destructive changes we've already inflicted our environment and ourselves require we stop feeding the beast of relentless greed driving relentless growth, and balance our society with itself and within our environment.



Tree Mortality




2018 Oceans, Fish, Water, & Ice News




March 2018 News of Man & Nature





News from Nature


Climate Destruction News



Bee News

Bear News

Spider Forum

Bird News

Small Mammals

Frogs and Reptiles

Butterfly News


Health and Fitness

Mountain Safety

Mosquito News

Female Trail

High Sierra History


Astro-Phys, Space, & Science News

High Sierra Geology News

Fish, Oceans, & Water News



All High Sierra News





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