Water policy becoming a prisoner of its own limited vocabulary, particularly when it comes to the weather. Here is a case that “drought” and “normal” belong in the dustbin of history, for their overuse can lead to the wrong conversation. These words are not so sinister as to be banned from the dictionary. But they tend to miss the mark as to what seems to be happening with our weather this century.
I was thinking about this as I read my morning California Department of Water Resources daily news links:
“Drought” is becoming an increasingly unhelpful word, or, as Tom put it,
Meanwhile, we all watch the weather. We all wonder what about the future. And we converse about it in yesteryear’s language.