I spent most of a 3-day weekend driving to, around, and back from Los Angeles. It would be virtually impossible to get around the place without a car. That’s why Los Angeles will die if the envirofascist moonbats running the county get their way. Can you imagine a Los Angeles with no gas stations? Social engineers can. It’s part of their sustainability plan.
If carried out, the list of 159 action items included in the plan could dramatically transform LA’s landscape in the coming decades. County officials call the scheme to phase out fossil fuels the “nation’s most ambitious” regional proposal.
Modern economies at every level — including the local level — rely heavily on fossil fuels to function. Jacobins have decided that these precious fuels will have no place in America’s second largest city in the near future. Because global warming.
No sane person thinks that the global climate is perceptibly influenced by whether people in Los Angeles drive or try to get around on bicycles like Cuban peasants. But sanity has nothing to do with authoritarian virtue signaling.
The Democratic Party used to use divisive language, but they have ramped it up, and up, and up, and…………..
In the French Revolution, leftist fanatics were known as Jacobins. Having taken power, they dragged priests, monks, and nuns to the guillotine. In the American equivalent, energy executives will be among the first targets. Washington Governor Jay Inslee, a single-issue enviromoonbat who is running for president, calls for jailing the people responsible for making our cars go and the lights stay on.
Inslee hinted Wednesday that he is open to prosecuting fossil fuel executives…
Referred to the oil, gas, and coal industry that provides the vast majority of our energy, Inslee barks,
“I do know the decisions being made are killing people in the United States.”
Sounds like the charge might be murder. Nothing is too extreme for Jacobins.
Fellow Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders concurs that it should be regarded as a criminal act to provide the country with the energy we require to sustain our population.
[Inslee’s] remark on Wednesday came a day after Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a 2020 frontrunner, said a future administration must contend with “an industry that knowingly” earned billions of dollars by “destroying the planet.”
“I say that is criminal activity,” Sanders said.
We aren’t talking about pouring toxic sludge into rivers or poison into the air. The supposed pollutant that is the main focus of liberal hysteria is CO2, a harmless product of literally all human activity.
Speaking of Jacobins, here’s HuffPo’s take on the criminality of providing critically needed energy:
But as the death toll from extreme weather mounts and scientists’ warming projections grow more dire, industry efforts to delay climate action look increasingly like human rights violations. In a Jacobin essay published in February, writer Kate Aronoff called for investigating fossil fuel executives for crimes against humanity, using the prosecution of Nazis at the Nuremberg Trials as a potential model.
By any means necessary, right leftists?
Anyone who has studied the history of our planet knows that extreme weather events and natural disasters have been a consistent part of those billions and billions of years. But now, the Cult of Climate Change acts like these events are not only new, but also the fault of SUV owners, and Trump voters. Pirates Cove has the latest
(CNN) A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake swayed buildings and cracked foundations in Southern California on Friday night, sending terrified residents sleeping on the streets a day after another temblor hit.
The latest earthquake Friday struck 11 miles northeast of Ridgecrest, according to the US Geological Survey. It was five times bigger than Thursday’s 6.4 -magnitude earthquake, also centered near Ridgecrest, CNN Meteorologist Brandon Miller said.
I ignored the lunatics doing this on the 4th, but, it’s gotten worse
And even the guy who screws disabled clients out of $$$ chimes in
And, it gets worse, go read the rest. These idiots likely think Trump caused that meteor that ended the dinosaurs too
Humanity has survived millions of years of constantly changing climate. We’ve gone through hot, we’ve gone through ice ages. Humanity has spread from the wilds of Africa to the tips of the world. We live in warm, cool, cold, hot, wet, arid. We live in mountains, we live on plains, we’re on islands, we’re in the middle of continents. Obviously, now, a tiny increase in global temps is Doom
Great points, and ones that make far more sense than the DOOM theories the Climate Change Cultists spew Propaganda that leads to questions like this
I see a lot of resources talking about near-term human extinction, or the fact that thanks to climate change my generation will see the end of humanity. How likely is an outcome like this? Is there any hope for our futures?
Anonymous, aged 18. London, UK.
This article is part of I Need To Know, a Q&A service for teenagers by The Conversation. Find out how to submit your questions at the end of this article.
Go read the rest folks, it is important to understand how deep this indoctrination and fear mongering goes
Pirates Cove destroys yet another narrative shrivel up and die
Hey, remember when the Cult of Climastrology was blaming carbon pollution for the wildfires in California (a state that has long been subjected to wildfires because of the geography, natural climate, and idiotic environmental policies)? Most recently the Camp Fire? Well now
California authorities said Wednesday that power lines owned and operated by the Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. (PG&E) caused the state’s most destructive wildfire ever – it killed 85 and nearly destroyed an entire city.
Lines owned by the San Francisco-based utility sparked the deadly, fast-moving Camp Fire on Nov. 8 in the Pulga area of Butte County, the state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said in a news release. In total, the blaze burned 153,336 acres and destroyed in excess of 18,000 structures.
“The tinder dry vegetation and Red Flag conditions consisting of strong winds, low humidity and warm temperatures promoted this fire and caused extreme rates of spread, rapidly burning into Pulga to the east and west into Concow, Paradise, Magalia and the outskirts of east Chico,” the agency said.
The city of Paradise – population 27,000 — was nearly wiped out as residents evacuated and their homes and vehicles were engulfed in flames. Investigators also found a second nearby ignition site involving power lines owned by PG&E and vegetation that sparked another fire.
“This fire was consumed by the original fire which started earlier near Pulga,” Cal Fire said.
Of course, it is also true that wildfires existed loooongggg before any cars, or electricity, or anything else the left blames. Wildfires are part of nature
How Does Your Love of Wine Contribute to Climate Change?
Consumers don’t have access to much information about how businesses operate, but they can ask questions and focus on one tangible item, the bottle.
Consumers mostly do not care in the least, they just want some wine, not a lecture from anti-science buffoons.
The exquisite vulnerability of grapes to nuances of weather makes wine both particularly susceptible to climate change and a harbinger of what’s to come for many other agricultural products.
Do wine consumers have a role in encouraging producers to take stronger steps to combat climate change? Some in the wine industry think they do, particularly by throwing their economic support to companies that are already acting decisively.
“The consumer is the key to this,” Adrian Bridge, the chief executive of Taylor Fladgate, the historic port producer, wrote in an email. “Changing our own behavior matters, and asking others to change theirs as well. This does mean buying from companies that are doing a good job and avoiding companies that are not.”
Things like grapes are always going to be vulnerable to things like weather. Always have and always will.
It’s equally important for consumers to make clear to the wine industry that fighting climate change is an urgent issue. Both through their buying decisions and through old-fashioned advocacy — which might include letters and emails to producers, importers and wine publications, as well as direct conversations with wine merchants and restaurateurs — consumers must demand that the wine industry take action.
Please go read it all folks. The madness of the people who worship at the Gore Cult of Climate Change never fail to astound me with their nonsense