California’s current drought is creating a hellish reality for residents, who’ve been forced to limit water use. Boundless lawns in Beverly Hills are yellowing. Jacuzzi pools aren’t being used. Corvettes are going unwashed, acquiring thin layers of dust like a damn peasant Honda or something. It’s blasphemy! When will the madness end? Welp…you better get used to it, California, because those lavish lawn fountains may have to remain turned off for quite a while.
A recent study from the Quaternary Science Reviews journal reveals that, while the current drought seems like the worst in California history, it is not. About 25,000 years ago, California (or what would become the Golden State) experienced a similar dry spell to the one today. However, that drought lasted for 2,000 years. It was like a reverse Ice Age. A “dry age,” if you will. Like a real life version of Mad Max.