‘Climate change’ summit and AB 32

‘Climate change’ summit and AB 32

climate summitCalifornia remains the only state with anything approaching AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. It forces reductions in greenhouse gases in the state by 25 percent by 2020.

AB 32’s actual language read:

National and international actions are necessary to fully address the issue of global warming. However, action taken by California to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases will have far-reaching effects by encouraging other states, the federal government, and other countries to act.

So it remains a political touchstone in two ways. First, it was passed in the waning months of “global warming” being the correct phrase; since then the P.C. phrase is the ambiguous “climate change.”

Second, any environmental action must be at least as stringent as AB 32 to be considered more than a pinprick on the earth.

Which is why the Climate Summit the last two days in New York City has achieved nothing. Not one state or nation will impose anything like AB 32. Indeed, China, India and other large nations didn’t even send representatives. They’re not going to allow their policies of lifting their people up from poverty be reversed by anything approaching AB 32.

Speaking today, President Obama called climate change a “growing and urgent threat,” and specifically called on China to cut carbon pollution. Fat chance with military tensions sometimes flaring between the two nations. China sees economic progress, fueled by carbon energy, as the key to its eventual military parity with the United States.

Obama is expected unilaterally to impose new pollution controls after the Nov. 4 election. But the Republican Congress will stimie anything more.

March

People’s Climate March protesters in New York City backed climate-change polices — whatever those might be given the phrase’s ambiguity. But counter-protesters pointed out the hypocrisy of the protesters. The NY Post reported:

David Kreutzer, a research fellow at the conservative think tank Heritage Foundation,shared a similar photo of the marchers’ refuse trashing the city’s streets.

“Somehow this doesn’t seem too green 2me,” Kreutzer tweeted.

He and other critics of the People’s Climate March called the protesters hypocrites for wasting paper and burning fossil fuel in getting to the big event.

“The hypocrisy varies from person to person,” economist Kreutzer, 61, told The Post. “The ones that fly in on private jets are the most hypocritical.”

He was referring to celebrity A-listers who joined Sunday’s march.

Stars such as Leo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo, an outspoken opponent of fracking, paraded through Midtown with people from around the country.

No global warming

It’s all mostly irrelevant.

There actually has not been any global warming for 18 years.

Even the Los Angeles Times, usually a global warming/climate change enthusiast, today reported:

Naturally occurring changes in winds, not human-caused climate change, are responsible for most of the warming on land and in the sea along the West Coast of North America over the last century, a study has found.

The analysis challenges assumptions that the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere has been a significant driver of the increase in temperatures observed over many decades in the ocean and along the coastline from Alaska to California.

Changes in ocean circulation as a result of weaker winds were the main cause of about 1 degree Fahrenheit of warming in the northeast Pacific Ocean and nearby coastal land between 1900 and 2012, according to the analysis of ocean and air temperatures over that time. The study, conducted by researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the University of Washington, was published Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

So, will California now repeal AB 32 and allow our industries to grow again and provide middle-class jobs?

As Steve Martin used to say, Nahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

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  1. fletch92131
    fletch92131 23 September, 2014, 18:00

    Once started, most federal or state programs seldom get eliminated, even if the reason for it is gone or passed.I’ve recently written Pres. Obama and provided a blog on climate change, http://bit.ly/1rlcdys

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  2. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 23 September, 2014, 20:22

    During trying times people ate cabbage soup. Those days are coming back

    Just a heads up…..he who has the cabbage prospers!

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  3. Dork
    Dork 24 September, 2014, 08:03

    We should not even consider abandoning the Religion of Global Warming, instead we should embrace AB32, and in doing so Publicly Encourage and even Make it a Ballot initiative amending the State Constitution so that our Government at ALL LEVELS leads by example. Require ALL Public Servants and Public Employees to Use ONLY PUBLIC Transportation to and from Work. Make it as Felony to do otherwise.

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    • Donkey
      Donkey 24 September, 2014, 10:33

      Dork, here in lies the rub, the state doesn’t follow the law, it will be the mundanes that are enslaved, not the statist elite. 🙂

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    • bob
      bob 24 September, 2014, 23:13

      “Require ALL Public Servants…”

      You misspelled Serpents. HTH.

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  4. Ted--The Godhead of CWD
    Ted--The Godhead of CWD 24 September, 2014, 11:17

    I gotta laugh— deniers deny no matter WHAT the science says—- broken record— funny thing though is that some of us will live to see the real catastrophic stuff if the global C02 trend continues–

    trolls discuss at once!

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    • John Seiler
      John Seiler Author 24 September, 2014, 16:13

      These people in NYC like DiCaprio and Gore don’t believe it themselves, or they would give up their limos and private jets.

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    • Donkey
      Donkey 25 September, 2014, 07:26

      TCS, you can’t even do simple math, I know you haven’t a clue when it comes to science!! Well, unless you stole the science! 🙂

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  5. Dork
    Dork 24 September, 2014, 14:13

    Teddy,

    So I guess you decided to believe what the Global Warming Scientists decided to publish for public consumption, I choose to believe the emails between themselves determining the best way to LIE and Make up FALSE FACTS to further their agenda.

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  6. T Mind of your Ted Godhead System
    T Mind of your Ted Godhead System 25 September, 2014, 06:50

    Dork— You only cite 1/100000000000000th of the story. Turn off the Rush little buddy………….question for you—honestly….Do you think 9-11 was an inside job?

    Reply this comment
  7. Queeg
    Queeg 25 September, 2014, 09:04

    Pity.

    El Collapso was spawned prior to Earth Day #1. Those were the dead years of brown fields created my greedy types using exploited immigrant labor……the grandaddy globalists.

    His enviornmental deficiencies, heartless tomes, may give him me/me catharsis…. sorta like in those dependency circle group discussions….let it all out…..me/me Is set free….ahhhhhhh….when does Dennys open for my coupon Grand Slam breakfast! Drat…..the community gate is broken.

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  8. t Mind of Ted Your God
    t Mind of Ted Your God 30 September, 2014, 20:36

    LOL notice how they NEVER answer the questions??? LMAO

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