Badlands Journal editorial board
At the usual place and time, Echo Summit at the beginning of April, the Immortal Snow Doctor, Frank Gehrke (chief of the California Cooperative Snow Survey Program), one end of his long, hollow wand quietly resting on dirt beside his feet, stood mostly silently beside the Governor of California, Jerry Brown, who spoke at some length about the drought crisis without once using the political cliche du jour, "we must move forward."
We think he might have sensed that his audience of nearly 40 million California residents of would prefer moving back to a time when no global warming threatened to turn the California Dream into The Century of the Buzzard. The drama of the occasion (the LA Times and San Francisco Chronicle reports are below) seemed to dull reporters' minds to some questions that arise at this distance.
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