Posts Tagged ‘global warming’

LAO questions legality of plan to use cap-and-trade $ on bullet train

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

The governor’s just-released 2014-15  budget proposes to spend $850 million from cap-and-trade auction revenue on various projects -- including the state’s high-speed rail project. That would defy the very purpose of cap-and-trade. In a new report on the spending plan, the Legislative An...

Media spiked stories on ice-stuck ship carrying global warmers

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

Ya gotta love it. Global warmers boarded a ship to Antarctica to prove global warming was melting the ice caps, but this happened: A group of climate change scientists were rescued by helicopter Jan. 2, after being stranded in the ice since Christmas morning. But the majority of the broadcast ne...

Study: Caesar and Robin Hood enjoyed warmer climate

Sunday, December 15th, 2013
Belushi toga

Toga! Toga! Toga! Ever wonder why the ancient Romans built an "empire without end," to quote Virgil, while walking around in togas? Because it was a lot warmer then than now. And why Robin Hood ran around Sherwood Forest in tights? Warmer then, too. A new study shows that the recent "...

ALRB’s Shiroma Backs AB 32

Monday, December 9th, 2013
Genevieve Shiroma is the new SMUD board president.

As part of CalWatchdog's ongoing series reporting about the California’s Agricultural Labor Relations Board, it is interesting to note some of the political activities of ALRB Chairwoman Genevieve A. Shiroma, who has been politically active throughout her career. My interview with her is here. ...

What is the CA Agricultural Labor Relations Board?

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Editor's note: This is Part 1 in a series on the ALRB. California government includes many boards and commissions with members appointed by the governor. Most people never get to see who these decision makers are, despite the far-reaching effects of their decisions on the people of the state. ...

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...

Mr. Arena named to Obama’s new climate change council

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

Through another executive order, President Barack Obama has created a new environmental council that's sure to  expand government's role in how Americans use their own property and land, water and even energy sources. A prominent California mayor is going to be one of Obama's new climate commissar...

Is Jerry Brown eyeing the White House again?

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown’s crack public relations team has been hard at work convincing the rest of the country that he has sparked a California turnaround. The New Republic even recommended to President Obama that, in his second term, he should “study the Moonbeam” for help cleaning up the growing li...

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, ...

SB4 green lights fracking despite enviro protest

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Even with a Democratic supermajority, the California Legislature was unable to pass several bills this year to ban hydraulic fracking. All fracking bills died in committees, or were killed during the legislative process -- except for one. Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 4, by Sen. Fran Pav...