california climate change
Oil companies have voiced their opposition.
After three years of auctions, the program is needlessly complex, the spending of funds is opaque, funded projects may not reduce emissions, and the state's goal of becoming a national or international template for carbon pricing is in question.
UNITED NATIONS -- California very strongly supports the efforts of states and cities to do their part to combat climate change. In California, we have emphasized in recent years building standards and appliance standards and a renewable energy goal. But now instead of just asking how many solar installations we have or how many wind installations or geothermal, we are putting the emphasis on our climate footprint.
In light of the devastating wildfires in California, hedge fund billionaire and climate change activist Tom Steyer is launching
California is right at the epicenter of climate change. Maps shaded in red to show some of the greatest relative change in climate from past patterns are most pronounced in the entire American Southwest. Our fire season is 70 days longer than it has been historically, and that means we need fire crews on all the time. That also means there are greater costs, greater danger and greater impact not only in urban areas, but across our grasslands and agricultural areas. But we adapt. We have to adapt because the climate is changing.
"What little rain may fall over the next month will not be a help at all and once we get into the later part of May through
Plans for the use of revenue thus far haven't been pretty. Governor Jerry Brown borrowed from the Cap & Trade funds to plug a budget deficit, and then pledged millions toward the foundering high-speed rail project.
What's the explanation for so many Americans becoming prisoners of the moment and ignoring strong scientific trends and the scientific community? Can a cool summer day or cloudy weekend really sway public opinion this much?
California, under Governor Jerry Brown's leadership, is playing a pivotal role in the struggle to transform the global economy toward energy conservation and renewables.
(c)2013 Ventura County Star (Camarillo, Calif.) "I can't tell you today," he said as he walked away. "Our climate is changing