Is there a government-caused drought?

July 06, 2009 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

The environmental community is now contending that (1) the California water crisis is largely the result of natural causes, or doesn't exist at all, or (2) the crisis is real and it serves the farmers right for daring to grow crops where they couldn't "naturally."  Although neither contention can withstand scrutiny, the contradictory posturing of the other side seriously undercuts its credibility.