RE: A new study of the weaning weights of California's elephant seal pups predicts that a 25-year trend of Pacific Ocean warming has ended.
A number of additional signs:
* Coldest, wettest and windiest spring in 30+ years (wettest since the 1890s).
* Salmon season in Santa Barbara longest in recent memory
* Deer were in upper pastures very early this year (in order to fatten up for onset of a very cold winter?)
I'll add that, our wet spring was not a result of an "El Ninoish" Pineapple Express type storm track, but due to a Siberian Express, that keeps pumping them down from the Bering Sea (in fact, we are wondering about rain on the 4th - this is supposed to be the dry season here ....).