Housing Costs in California Continue to Surge

California remains a popular place to live, where millions from around the world have come to experience the moderate climate, excellent restaurants and easy going law enforcement.

In fact, 27 percent of the state’s population is foreign born as of 2016 according to the Census.

But California’s popularity has caused a huge crunch in affordable housing, where […]

Does Overpopulated California Face Long-Term Drought?

Here in California, the lack of precipitation during this year’s fall-winter rainy season is already prompting worries of another terrible drought. So Tuesday’s headlines warning about climate change in the polar region leading to endemic drought in California were chilling.

The Los Angeles Times had a well illustrated front-page article.

Last year’s rains were huge and saved […]

African Overpopulation Is Revealed in Conflict over Resources

Sunday’s front page on the New York Times features an important story that looks at the perilous situation in Africa, where overpopulation’s effects are being seen in local warfare over food resources, particularly land. The farmland is becoming depleted, while a skyrocketing number of people fight over what’s available for use.

The story focuses locally on […]

President Trump Approves of Continuing Big Immigration

It was disappointing, although not entirely surprising to read President Trump’s disinterest in limiting legal immigration, as remarked in a May 11 Economist interview and quoted by Mark Krikorian in National Review:

Do you want to curb legal immigration?
Oh sure, you know, I want to stop illegal immigration.

And what about legal immigration? Do you want to […]

California: Governor Brown’s Infrastructure Failure Will Be His Legacy

The recent drama at the Oroville Dam was a genuine horror show for us Californians who have been conserving water by the cupful for years. Huge amounts of water were released and flushed into the sea to keep the dam from failing and killing thousands. At least 188,000 people downstream were forced to evacuate.

Someday Californians […]

Expanding Pavement and Subdivisions: The Cost of Unlimited Immigration

Say good-bye to the open visas of yesteryear; say hello to tracks of suburban housing from sea to polluted sea. There’s no surprise: as Washington has admitted millions of immigrants decade after decade, all the newbies need a place to live — or the Americans hope to flee to some undiverse community where English is […]

Spring Sierra Snowpack Survey: Substantial but Still Substandard

In California, we have a spring ritual that has become increasingly important in recent years of worsening drought: the state’s top water watcher heads to a specified spot in the mountains where he sticks his long pole into the snow to estimate the amount of future runoff into streams and rivers.

Below left, Frank Gehrke, chief […]

California: Expert-Forecast El Nino Mega-Rains Didn’t Happen

The Golden State has been more golden brown than usual the last few years, as it has suffered a historic drought. We all had our fingers crossed when professional weather wonks forecast a huge rainy season for 2015-16 because of a monster El Nino which normally brings a lot of precipitation.

The good news is the […]

California Land Subsidence Hits Record Levels

The Golden Brown State’s fourth year of drought has brought massive land sinkage, aka subsidence, caused by continued and deeper drilling of ground water by farmers. The subsidence has been observed for a while, but it is getting worse as more water is pumped out of the ground.

Not only is the subsidence another warning about […]

California's Drought Crisis Measures Omit Agriculture

It’s hard to be positive about the future of California. The state is run entirely by Democrats who have made very bad decisions about resources in the past and continue to now. The have pursued diverse growth at any cost despite claiming concern about the environment. The Dems have ignored the Medieval mega-droughts that occurred […]

California Considers Another Winter with Little Rainfall

Spring starts in a few days, which is always good news, but here in crowded Mexifornia, winter rainfall has been disappointingly slim. The drought is bad and getting worse because the stored water in reservoirs has become even more drained.

How bad is the drought?

A study published in December characterized it as the worst in 1200 […]

California Faces More Population Growth with Less Water Expected

Water is an important topic here in the western half of the United States, because we don’t have enough of it. In California, we are in the third year of a severe drought, and nature is not supplying much water in this winter’s rainy season.

Below, Lake Tahoe, located on the border of California and Nevada, […]

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