Climate Cast: Weather whiplash in California
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."
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