University of California President Janet Napolitano has decreed that reducing your carbon footprint is a “moral imperative” and will be turning campuses into living laboratories that can be scaled to the entire world, or at least its richest billion inhabitants anyway. Looking at some other statements from this article:
“UC officials say global warming could be slowed dramatically by reducing greenhouse gases such as methane emissions by 50 percent and black carbon by 90 percent over the next 15 years. The wealthiest need to cut back dramatically, while green energy needs to be made more available to the poorest 3 billion people, the plan says.”
Stop farting, stop carving pumpkins (this is an actual Department of Energy press release), stop eating meat, don’t have children, and go live in a cave. I’m sure that environmentalists will be the first to sacrifice for “Mother Earth” and give up using petrochemicals in all of its forms (I guess that they’ll have to give up on computers and photovoltaic cells).
This article just gets better and better.
“The university has reached an agreement to buy 80 megawatts of solar power, the largest such purchase by any U.S. university, Napolitano said. UC also has vowed to target $1 billion of its investment portfolio toward renewable energy and other climate change solutions over the next five years.”
A whole 80MW of power, in a state that used 15,662,855 MW-hours of electricity last year. California’s total solar electricity production last year was 388,108 MW-hours, so I guess that’s adding greatly to that. It’s good to see that a student’s tuition and state tax dollars are being put to good use in the UC system. I’m sure that it’ll be a billion dollars well spent. It’ll be just as green as all of the natural gas that the Ivanpah Solar Plant is using.
“If the world reduced its carbon dioxide emissions by 80 percent by 2050, that could slow the disastrous impacts of climate change by 25 years, UC researchers say.”
So China, India, and all of the developing countries are going to cut the CO2 emissions? The world is going to end anyway? Sounds like a good reason for the United States to waste trillions of dollars.
“Gov. Jerry Brown, who also spoke at the summit on Tuesday, said the problem requires bringing together the state’s best minds to cross partisan lines and move the nation away from relying on fossil fuels.”
Why does crossing partisan lines always mean submitting to what progressives have declared to be the truth? Is that bi-partisan, or simply submission?
“Brown has set some of the nation’s most ambitious goals against global warming, including reducing the state’s carbon dioxide emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels, shifting its electricity production to at least 50 percent from renewable sources and increasing energy efficiency in buildings by 50 percent. He has called for the goals to be met by 2030.
‘While California is not a planet, it’s still a global leader,’ Brown said. ‘And what we do will be disseminated.‘”
I wonder when limits on methane are going to be enacted? Those cow farts and burps are destroying Gaia. These nature warriors should try to telling Russia to reduce their carbon footprint in addition to the West. I found another interesting article on Yahoo! as I was reviewing some of the comments.
“To many climate scientists, the worsening fires are a consequence of Siberia getting hotter, the carbon unleashed from its burning forests and tundra only adding to man-made fossil fuel emissions. Siberia’s wildfire season has lengthened in recent years and the 2015 blazes were among the biggest yet, caking the lake, the ‘Pearl of Siberia’, in ash and scorching the surrounding permafrost.
But the Russian public heard little mention of climate change, because media coverage across state-controlled television stations and print media all but ignored it. On national TV, the villains were locals who routinely but carelessly burn off tall grasses every year, and the sometimes incompetent crews struggling to put the fires out.“
Funny enough, the Yahoo! article provides no proof for its assertion, nor is the change in length of the fire season describe in any detail.
“While Western media have examined the role of rising temperatures and drought in this year’s record wildfires in North America, Russian media continue to pay little attention to an issue that animates so much of the world.”
It doesn’t animate most of the world, just some Malthusian doomsday advocates and environmentalists. As I’ve state before, most of the world is not interested in reducing its carbon footprint.
“Russia’s official view appears to have changed little since 2003, when Putin told an international climate conference that warmer temperatures would mean Russians ‘spend less on fur coats’ while ‘agricultural specialists say our grain production will increase, and thank God for that’.
The president believes that ‘there is no global warming, that this is a fraud to restrain the industrial development of several countries including Russia,’ says Stanislav Belkovsky, a political analyst and critic of Putin. ‘That is why this subject is not topical for the majority of the Russian mass media and society in general.’“
Why would anyone ever think that
Global Warming climate change is a scam or a power grab? It’s not like progressives have ever used dire predictions about a lack of resources, lack of food, or destroying the environment to attempt to gain more control and power. Nonsense. Continuing on though:
“‘We found that, while climate change does exist, it is cyclical, and the anthropogenic role is very limited,’ he said. ‘It became clear that the climate is a complicated system and that, so far, the evidence presented for the need to ‘fight’ global warming was rather unfounded.’”
Why would Putin disagree with the “consensus” opinion? What a troglodyte.
“His trip was to inspect the retreat of the polar ice cap, something that promises to make the Arctic ocean and northern Siberia more accessible to exploration and production of the oil that Russia, the world’s leading producer, depends on for export earnings.”
Putin cares about his country more than some environmentalists? What a freak. Don’t talk about how ice in the Antarctic is expanding though. That’s also caused by
Global Warming climate change. Clearly, what’s needed is for a few central planners to control economic production and ensure equality and sustainability for all. We can all have the carbon footprint of your typical Cuban (not the Castro’s) and the world will be in much better shape. Forward!