NBC News California Drought

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Alex Hall for NBC News—Californians asked to reduce water use as Gov. Newsom decries ‘human-induced’ drought

UCLA professor and director of the Center for Climate Science Alex Hall discusses California’s worsening drought for NBC News, sharing how the state’s volatile water resources are impacting different regions. Hall warns of potential livelihood losses for farmers in the Central Valley and emphasizes the need for residents to prepare for greater environmental challenges.

“We live in a place where water resources are really volatile,” Hall said. “Different parts of the state are vulnerable. There are farmers in the Central Valley that are losing their livelihoods because there isn’t enough water.”