It seems our illustrious Governor attended a "global warming" rally chaired by a "scientist" named Bill McKibben last night in Nevada City. HERE is the Union article. I was shocked, shocked I tell you, that Jeff Pelline did not post a critical article on why the opponents of "man-made global warming" were not there to counter the carbon hater McKibben. Since Mr. Pelline writes screed after screed about this issue of "fairness" all the time (against the Union Newspaper no less), I assumed he would entertain us with a lengthy article. Well, maybe not.
I will leave the science up to the Russ Steele's and George Rebane's and Anthony Watts. I was interested in the attendance of our Governor and others who actually believe this McKibben character and his bag of hooey. I don't recall in the Union article any comments from McKibben about the "little ice age" or the fact the earth is cooling for the last 15 years, but hey, when you get those government grants in the untold millions of buckos, why undermine the mantra?
The Gov used to own some land on the Ridge I heard. There was an apparent scandal concerning the growing of a bright green plant on it I also heard. Oh, well, maybe it was a "carbon sink". With AB32 being implemented in the most "fascist" of government ways, Californians will soon give up their SUV's and gasoline powered lawnmowers for the "coal fired" electric Prius's and push mowers. Oh goody! All the progress our once "golden state" showed the world will be changed for the likes of Mary Nichols and the "moonbeam" (oh and thanks for nothing Arnie). The result will be the return of humans to the cave, but there are not enough caves.
When one wants to build their house on their own property in California, we can see first hand the results of these "carbon" hating types like McKibben and Nichols etal. Hell, every light fixture, electrical switch and light bulb must be approved by these nuts. The "codes" one must adhere to are adding tens of thousands of hard earned dollars to the cot of the house. First through the need to hire "experts" to draw the plans and comply with the gazillion rules, then through the "plan check" and "comprehensive site plans" then onto the actual construction of your home!
These are the practical affects of the McKibbens and their philosophy. Every time you pay five bucks a gallon at the pump, 55 bucks for a light bulb and the plan check fees to the county (implementing the "energy regulations" of the state and feds), you can thank the McKibbens of the "scientific" community. For all their so-called concern for the people on the planet. To me it is simply that they just want to tell others how to live their lives. The science has been challenged yet apparently not a peep of dissent at the "meeting" last night. Not a peep from the Pelline's that a contra person should have been on the dais to counter the true believers in AGW. No wonder the McKibbens and Pellines have become irrelevant.