Despite the recent development of a limited end of California’s emergency drought order, leftists and liberals alike have blamed global warming and climate change on the ongoing drought in the state.
However, as The Daily Caller pointed out, the state of California has had droughts over the course of its history (even going beyond European settlement):
Scientists found evidence California suffered through “mega-droughts” long before European settlers arrived in the 18th Century. California is home to nearly 40 million people.
More recently, California went through a major drought in the 1970s and Brown — the very same — imposed emergency measures then as well. Scientists blamed that drought on a “cooling cycle.”
The “Dust Bowl” droughts of the 1930s spurred the construction of more extensive water systems in the state, which helped when the 1947-1950 hit and again during the 1959-1960 drought.