California Governor Brown Defends Steps to Fight Climate Change

Russ Steele

The AP has the story:

Gov. Jerry Brown told attendees at an environmental conference Friday that climate change must be prevented or humans might one day be forced to live on another planet.

Addressing the Greenbuild Expo in San Francisco, Brown lauded California’s cap-and-trade auction for greenhouse gas emissions, which began this week. It was the formal launch of the nation’s most ambitious carbon-trading market, which for the first time established a market-based system to put a price on greenhouse gas emissions.

The Democratic governor said future generations will be living “indoors … or we’ll be living on some other planet.” He urged other states and the nation to follow California’s lead, saying the state can only do so much by itself

“Human impact on climate is real,” Brown said. “It is growing, and we need to take steps to stop it or there will be catastrophic consequences.”

 The climate change that Governor Brown is espousing as “growing” stopped 16 years ago, and is relatively static. For 16 years the global CO2 has increased, yet the temperatures have refused to climb in unison. If the two are connected, it would appear to me that both CO2 and temperatures should be increasing.  As you can see in Steven Goddard’s plot:

It is leadership like Governor Brown’s that will insure the majority of Californians will be ill prepared to cope with a predicted grand minimum, and potential little ice age. Governor Brown is held captive by his ideology and belief system, rather than observing the scientific data which points to a cooling trend rather than warming.

Our ancestors that have lived through past little ice ages had to live indoors in the winter and wished they were living on another planet.

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About Russ Steele

Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.
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2 Responses to California Governor Brown Defends Steps to Fight Climate Change

  1. Why is Gov Brown Worried?
    America is now producing less CO2 than it did in the early 1990s, and 30 per cent less per head than it did in in 1973

    • DJ says:

      Jerry Brown is already on another planet. I still shake my head at the not so subtle move from “Global Warming” to “Climate Change.” When “Global Warming” wasn’t working out so well for them and was becoming somewhat embarrassing, they suddenly call it “Climate Change” so that ANY weather event could be blamed on humans (like Sandy).

      The problem is they have ignored and departed from the facts.They have committed scientific apostacy. Their beliefs are entirely ideological and emotionally seated. It’s in their DNA. That’s the reason it’s been rightly deemed a religion–a real lleap of faith right over the facts.

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