Posts Tagged ‘global warming’

Obama ignores global cooling freeze out

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

One part of President Obama's State of the Union with high implications for California was this: But we have to act with more urgency because a changing climate is already harming western communities struggling with drought and coastal cities dealing with floods. That's why I directed my administra...

‘Global cooling’ could postpone Super Bowl

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

California keeps imposing AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. It slams businesses, and jobs, with mandatory reductions in "greenhouse gases." Meanwhile, here's what's really going on, from the Daily Mail: America is set for the coldest month of the century as weather forecasters pre...

Schwarzenegger sticking to global warming schtick

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

I remember around 20 years ago Arnold Schwarzenegger explained to a talk-show host how to keep making movie hits. If a film bombed, he said, he analyzed what was wrong -- the script, the director, etc. -- then corrected it for the next project. He has not done the same thing with the major cause ...

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
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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
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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
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  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
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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...