This could be a title for a song, only trouble is it never rains in California period. So it’s not a new phenomenon for them, as year after year the land burns it’s just the scale that has changed. The lack of rain now affects most of the west coast.
So lets look at what they have got. Lots of sun for a start and a great big ocean, however the water is salty, how sad. Perhaps the salt could be removed, now there’s an idea a de-salinization plant in fact a solar de-salinization plant, all that sun could be put to good use.
A solar furnace turning sea water into steam, then cooling it down with the end product Drinking Water wow. But that is not the only product, all that salt ready to sell or be used when winter comes and that steam could be used to produce electricity saving the state lots of dollars.
Think about it! you could sell the water, sell the salt and electricity. Surely someone wants to make money, No?
Oh well when you are thirsty enough………….
(c) Michael Douglas Bosc