"One thing that is undeniable is that changing temperatures influence drought. We have to be clear a changing climate means that weather related disasters like droughts, wildfires, storms, and floods are potentially going to be costlier and harsher. Water politics in California has always been complicated but scientific evidence shows that a changing climate is going to make them more intense.
The three ways climate change exacerbates droughts is that more rain falls in extreme downpours, causing water to be lost to runoff; more precipitation in the mountains comes as rain instead of snow, drying up rivers earlier in the year; and soil and reservoirs loose more water to evaporation.The new fund — separate from Obama's climate agenda announced in June — will be detailed in the president's 2015 budget, set for release next month.
What does all this mean? Unless and until we do more to combat carbon pollution that causes climate change this trend is going to get worse.. We are going to have to stop looking at these disasters as something to wait for and we have got to start looking at these disasters as something to prepare for, to anticipate, to start building infrastructure."
The administration's fund would invest in research to gather data on the impacts of climate change, help communities prepare for them and support innovative technologies and infrastructure to ready the country "in the face of a changing climate."