If you live in California and don't recognize that drought is getting more and more persistent, and generally worse year to year, then you aren't paying attention. When streams like Hot Creek are being de-watered so much that the trout population dies this is new. There used to be 12,000 fish per mile in that creek, year after year. It was down to less than 300 a couple years ago before they replanted it. Now the new population will most likely die due to lack of water this year. I wish I could say that I don't believe in global warming but the changes in our weather in the last 50 years are so obvious that you have to be blind or really young not to have noticed.