July 15, 2021

Featured in Los Angeles Times

With Drought Worsening, Should California Have Much Tougher Water Restrictions?

When Gov. Gavin Newsom asked Californians to voluntarily conserve water last week as he stood in front of the retreating shoreline at Lopez Lake in San Luis Obispo County, some mush have had déjà vu.

It was only six years ago when former Gov. Jerry Brown stood in a field near Lake Tahoe that was bereft of normally plentiful snow and called for water state’s punishing years-long drought. 

July 12, 2021

Featured in The Verge

Drought Is Stressing California’s Power Grid

Drought is putting pressure on California’s already stressed-out grid. As water reservoirs run dry, there’s been a significant drop in hydroelectric generation. Without enough water pressure to quickly turn turbine blades, there could be electricity shortages right when residents need it the most.

July 8, 2021

Featured in The Independent

Climate Change is Here, Now

Natural disasters claim victims each year. While scenes of water spilling onto roadways or homes with rooftops torn off make the nightly news, another force of nature is responsible for more deaths.