Geographically California is located in the Western Coast of North America, and is the third largest State in the United States. The largest cities are; Los Angeles which is known for Disney Land, San Diego which is known for the Sea World, San Francisco which is known for the Golden Bridge and Sacramento which is known for the largest preserved historic district of the Gold Rush and for being its capital since 1854. Although California superiority comes from its warm weather, it does have the most diverse Geography. The Central Valley which is in the center of California dominates do to the major agriculture area. “the Sacramento Valley was then a true sea of grass, grass so high a man riding into it could tie across his saddle.” (Didion.
From the end of the Second World War to the present day, California strengthened its area as a political, social, and cultural trendsetter. California is also extraordinary than most other states because of its diversity in the people and climate. California’s diverse topographical features such as, the rainfall, temperature and sunlight vary throughout the state. The seasons also vary in California changing the areas climate. Since the beginning of European settlement in California, climate has become increasingly important in shaping the state’s economy (Osborne, 6).
The future of California is pretty good, for the state is projected to see growth in almost every sector of the economy as well as the population, but there are many concerns that must be addressed first in order to see California’s growth come to fruition. International trade and business is one of California’s largest industries and it’s expected to continue increasing, for many emerging economies are also located off of the Pacific Ocean. Growth in the economy is good, but requires resources that California has a limited supply of. The main resource California always needs is water, since most of the state’s population resides in the southern regions, which are arid and receive minimal precipitation annually. The state is planning on improving efficiency and the aqueduct system to increase the water supply while decrease the environmental effects California’s aqueduct’s have on regions like the San Joaquin River Delta. For many years California has been considered a very liberal and left state, which is due to the fact that the state has the toughest environmental legislation in the country. With such strong legislation ensuring the protection of the environment California has become a model state in the fight against climate change, and must remain vigilant for there are numerous species endemic to the state that are found nowhere else on the planet. Though there are numerous other factors’ affecting California’s future these are some of the most interesting areas to
California is one of the most diverse states in the nation with public lands extending across rangelands, forests, high mountains, deserts, and the Pacific coast.
California has many resources like water and the amazing California climate. Water is the most precious resource that California has and ironically now we are in a huge drought. Due to the many immigrants who traveled to California in hopes of a better life resulted in one of the world's largest diverse economies. California is the third largest state in America. California consists of many ethnic groups like Native Americans, Mexicans, Latinos, African Americans and Asian Americans and more. California's GDP is around $1.8 trillion. California is a post-industrial economy.
Along with global warming, factors such as population growth and increased demands, inefficient use of water resources, overuse of groundwater, mismanagement of water supply systems, misguided policies, and so on contributed to the occurrence of one of the worst droughts that California is experiencing in 2014-2015, which has a negative impact not only on environment, but also on social and economic sectors of California.
The first inhabitants of California were a mix of Central American and Northern American tribes, who had a rich a diverse culture mostly lost to history. They built wonderful pieces of architecture, rich pieces of art, pioneers in mathematics, well-versed in astronomy, and had agricultural empires. These Californians had a rich and beautiful society.
The Central Valley has a hot Mediterranean climate in the north; the southerly parts of the region are dry and categorized as desert. The Central Valley is prone to greater daily and seasonal temperature ranges than the surrounding mountains or the coast.California's Central Valley is a large, flat valley that dominates the geographical center of the U.S. state of California. And the land is not to big but it is not too
I have researched the effect of climate change on California’s natural water supply. California has a diverse climate throughout, being a large state with sixteen different climate zones recognized. These can be subdivided into four major climatic zones as follows: North Coast, South Coast, Central Valley, and Desert/Mountain.
The climate in California is expected to become warmer in the next few decades, as stated above. It would cause five key threats to California: drought and wildfires, coastal danger, bad air days, spreading disease and loss of native fish.3
The drought is not a result of Global warming because the California drought is caused by a lack of Pacific subtropical storms and the Nina ocean current pattern. However, Global warming does make California’s drought more severe in effect due to the rise of temperature which only contributes to hotter days resulting in more inland water evaporating into the atmosphere. As global warming persist and increases California’s current or future droughts will only become more severe. The implications Globe warming causes in just one state’s drought should be a realization of what global warming can cause in areas of drought at a larger
The Central Valley of California, United States, is a notable structural depression which covers around 32,187km2 (Figure 1), and is bounded by the Cascade Range in the north, the Sierra Nevada in the east, the Tehachapi Mountains to the South, and the Coast Ranges and San Francisco Bay to the west (Planert 1995).
The California Drought is one of the most catastrophic weather and climate related events in recent history. It has singlehandedly altered the geographic landscape of the state and brought down entire industries to a grinding halt. Not since global warming became a prominent fixture in the national spotlight has a climate issue so deeply challenged Californians to reconsider their lifestyles according to their climate conditions. This essay will examine the origins of climate change and the California Drought, how the two are related, the current state of California as a result of the drought, and the future outlook of California.
It is easy to see the west side of our country as beautiful and flourishing with an excess of water because of all the rain and great weather that they get. This is especially true for California in particular. Our minds are programmed to see this part of the country as almost “perfect” in a way, but in reality, there are just as many problems with the weather there as there are in the Midwest. The Midwest gets to suffer through the harsh winters and scorching summers, but California has plenty of droughts and earthquakes to keep them busy throughout the year.
last week i traveled for california, over there i found justin bieber, qhen he saw me i was eating sausage near from beach, he came until me, he presented, i started laughing.