It’s hard not to be disturbed by the relentless, ongoing drought in the Southwest, so when we first saw this video we were a little skeptical.

Despite the alarming photos of emptying reservoirs and real life accounts of water taps slowing to a trickle, Vic Dibitetto‘s explanation on why drought is just part of the natural climate cycle is pretty convincing.

While it’s hard to explain where Dibitetto’s radical position is coming from, this viral video has already garnered more thousands of comments on Reddit, so he must be onto something.

One piece of advice: Stick around to the video’s end when Dibitetto really drives home his point.

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