california’s deadly 1862 flood likely to repeat within 50 years, study says

Daniel Swain in NY Times: Why ‘the Worst of Both Worlds’ Is in the Forecast

Daniel Swain, a UCLA climate scientist, spoke to the NY Times about severe storms hitting California. 

“The bad news is that these kinds of severe storms are likely to get more frequent, as climate change contributes to what experts say will be a future marked less by gradual, steady warming than by a kind of weather whiplash.

That’s how Daniel Swain described it, when I spoke with him recently. He’s the California Climate Fellow for the Nature Conservancy, a researcher, and the expert behind the Weather West blog.”