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Daniel Swain in Brinkwire: California suffers its driest February in 150 YEARS which is causing droughts and wildfires

San Francisco and most of the northern state have received just sprinkles to no rain in what is usually its wettest month of the year – a first in 150 years of recorded history.  Now, a new map from the US Drought Monitor shows 60 percent of California’s land area is either ‘abnormally dry’ or in a ‘moderate drought’.  Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, said: ‘This hasn’t happened in 150 years or more.’