California's experiencing a "weather whiplash" in changing from drought to flood, says MPR's chief meteorologist Paul Huttner.
What's more: Climate change is "amplifying the water cycle," Huttner said.
He spoke with Peter Gleick, president emeritus of the Pacific Institute, about the weather changes they're seeing in California as a result of climate change.
"We've had five horrible years of drought and the drought broke with a massive amount of rain, a massive amount of snow," said Gleick. "So mostly it's been a great water year."
Gleick's work takes him beyond California — he studies water resources around the globe. Higher temperatures caused by climate change are increasing water needs.
"If climate change is a shark, then water resources are the teeth," he said. "That's what's really going to bite us."
To hear the full segment use the audio player above.
Before you keep reading ...
MPR News is made by Members. Gifts from individuals fuel the programs that you and your neighbors rely on. Donate today to power news, analysis, and community conversations for all.