California Is Preparing for Extreme Weather. It’s Time to Plant Some Trees.
UCLA’s Daniel Swain’s research found that there will likely be a “really big increase in wet events” because climate change is causing there to be more moisture in the atmosphere. We need to prepare for these severe events. River Partners is a conservation group restoring farmland in the the Central Valley. Their executive vice president, Julie Rentner, said, “there’s always an opportunity to use vegetation and this green infrastructure to lower flood risk — move the water where it will do the most good and redirect it from places that will do the most harm. And you can do that in a way that is durable and sustainable over time.”