Drought and poor air: Short-term thinking will haunt 2014
This country has a serious problem with planning for the future, and the lack of forward thinking is no clearer than in Fresno.
If you’ve read the Bee over the past few months, you’ve been hit over and over again in the head with two major themes:
-California is in the middle of a serious drought
-Air quality is worse now than it’s been in years
The two are linked of course, and are the result of long-term weather patterns; the same system that is keeping the rain away is stagnating the air. The problem is that many local planning decisions can help alleviate these concerns, but instead, local government turns a blind eye and makes it worse.