Skip to comments.Schwarzenegger: California's silent disaster
Posted on 04/22/2013 3:51:09 PM PDT by BenLurkin
will always remember the day I woke to the news that more than 2,000 fires were burning in California. I thought I must not have heard correctly. Two thousand fires? How could that be?
In the end, the state's brave firefighters, joined by contingents from out of state, won the battle. But not before 11 emergency declarations were issued and more than 400,000 acres burned. Countless lives and livelihoods were ruined.
Today, there's a new disaster looming, and although it's not as riveting or dramatic as walls of flames and billowing black smoke, it needs our immediate attention. The draft National Climate Assessment, now being circulated for comment and scheduled for release this year by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, presents a sobering vision of the world that awaits us if we don't act.
This team of top climate scientists has concluded that our region of the country is hotter than it has ever been and that it will get hotter because of humans. The last decade was the hottest the Southwestern U.S. has experienced on average 2 degrees warmer than it had been historically. The scientists project a further increase over the next 50 years of 6 to 9 degrees if we do nothing.
Already we are seeing the effects of a warmer climate: droughts and heat waves that threaten lives, and, yes, fires.
This shift could spell disaster for California, long the nation's agricultural powerhouse. The state produces more than half of the fruits, nuts and vegetables grown in the U.S., with an output of $43.5 billion last year. Californians don't rely just on the food produced by the state's farms; they rely on the revenue and the jobs too. Agriculture employs more than 1.5 million people in California.
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Arnold deserves the “Implied Facepalm” graphic for this nonsense.
I thought the headline meant that ARNOLD was California’s disaster.
Shut up Arnold. Stick to your fields of expertise, posing nude for gay magazines, pardoning your friend’s murderer son and schtooping your maids.
Well, that’s what happens if you boink the housekeeper.
The steroids rotted his brain
As I started to read the article, it began like he was going to suspect illegals, but then... ah, no... it’s Ahhhhnold... and it became a glo-bull “warming” screed.
Ahhhhhnold... get lost.
Carbon dioxide and nitric oxide are natural thermostats, explains James Russell of Hampton University, SABERs principal investigator. When the upper atmosphere (or thermosphere) heats up, these molecules try as hard as they can to shed that heat back into space.
Schwarzenegger is a moron!
And Schwarzenegger was never silent in California!
Schwarzenegger is an idiot. He’s one of the biggest political disappointments I’ve seen in my lifetime. The CA GOP got zero from him as Gov and he is still acting as a mouthpiece for the environuts. A 2 degree variance is nothing especially where averages are concerned but of course people like him will never be convinced even when in a decade the temperature isn’t markedly higher and the sea level is just fine. The stupid policies he helped put in place are what is killing the California economy with expenditures on green nonsense.
News Flash! Botox is far more likely to to cause extreme loss of cognitive thought when combined with growth enhancing steroids.
Well, she did have rather large hooters....
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I guess he better move back to Austria.
What is really important to understand is that manmade glowbull warming is sure to heat up the state of California to the point where it tips over.
Well, Arnold, I have a question for you: Have you recently purchased any oceanfront property?
Arnold. The socialist democratic left struck out with trying to shove the global warming scam down our throats. They are now trying to shove local warming down our throats with idiot spokesman like you doing their bidding. Arnold. The climate varies in heat, rain, snow, major storms, hurricanes before man came onto the scene and after man came onto the scene.