Posts Tagged ‘climate change’

CA tech geniuses: Global warming strategy a flop

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

The smartest climate scientists at Google's Silicon Valley research labs have now joined one of the most brilliant Microsoft techies in concluding that the conventional wisdom about how to fight global warming can't succeed. John Seiler and George Will, among others, don't buy climate change conv...

Has CA ranch found cheap route to carbon containment? Maybe

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

If a recent San Francisco Chronicle story is right, the problem posed by carbon and other greenhouse gases accumulating in the atmosphere -- which most scientists think will play havoc with the climate -- might just have a cheap, low-tech solution. A compost experiment that began seven years ago on...

Gov. Brown backs Cap and Trade at U.N.

Friday, September 26th, 2014

In his speech to the United Nations' "climate change" shindig this week, Gov. Jerry Brown boasted of California's record on Cap and Trade for carbon credits. He said: California has adopted a cap-and-trade system under the former governor, Governor Schwarzenegger. Passed what was called Assembly Bi...

Geothermal: New front in CA fracking war

Monday, August 18th, 2014

The war over fracking in California could soon have a second front. The Economist has become the latest publication to document how the newly refined and improved energy exploration technique using precisely aimed underground water cannons works not just to free up previously inaccessible oil and...

Green hypocrisy: ‘The problem is it’s going to be visible’

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

For years, the hypocrisy of environmentalists has been on display with the Cape Wind project in Nantucket Sound, near Cape Cod, Mass. The project has finally begun construction but only after a 13-year campaign by rich liberals to block the alternative energy plant because wind turbines would mes...

Gov. Brown blames wildfires on global warming

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
Global temperatures

Gov. Jerry Brown has been blaming the wildfires on global warming/climate. The Times summarized his recent statements: "We here in California are on the front lines," Brown said on ABC in the first of two Sunday morning news show appearances.... The governor repeated his belief that this spring's...

Why ‘climate change’ is a useless phrase

Monday, February 10th, 2014

In the late 2000s, "climate change" began replacing "global warming" as the phrase used to encourage government intervention to prevent man-caused climate catastrophes. In 2006, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, greatly increasing regulatory control...

Expert: CA may need ‘paramilitary’ response to climate change

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
2012 movie poster

  Paramilitary tactics may be necessary in California to prepare for, or head off, an apocalyptic future with flooded coastal communities, scorched central valleys and rampant wildfires in the Sierras. That was the advice and prediction from one of the experts at a recent hearing on climate chan...

L.A. Times bans letters doubting climate change

Thursday, October 17th, 2013
Global warming epic fail

Back when I was starting out in the editorial writing business in 1986 with the Washington Times, I also helped out on the letters page. I learned proper newspaper policy from William P. Cheshire, the editorial page editor. The policy was to allow a wide range of responsible opinions on the issues, ...

Govt. global warming hoax ‘hilarious incoherence’

Monday, September 30th, 2013

"Global warming deniers," we skeptics have been called. Much of our climate change skepticism stems from the government's involvement and manipulation of the scientific data, and the subsequent creation of a cap and trade system, designed to punish and tax business. Cap and Trade is not about sav...