an environmentalist means never having to say you are sorry. You can get
it wrong again and again and the media will fall for your next scare
with zero skepticism.
in Los Angeles. Up and down the coast the air is thick with smoke from
record wildfires. It’s the current crisis and of course we are told that
excess heat from manmade climate change is to blame and we need to Make
America Poor Again in order to solve the “crisis.” President Trump has
pointed out that environmental opposition to forestry has created record
conditions for record combustion but the “experts” and the media have
dismissed his claims.
quickly Californians and the media forget. Less than 18 months ago over
200,000 Californians faced the possibility of losing everything--their
homes, their belongings, their livelihoods, even the towns they live in
– not because of drought but because of rain as the nearby Oroville Dam
threatened to collapse.
dam in Northern California is the highest in the United States. It was
struggling to cope with the amount of rain and melted snow pouring into
the reservoir. A failure would have seen multiple towns wiped off the
map. It was almost one of the worst catastrophes in American history.
the time California embarked on a desperate attempt to divert water and
repair the dam. And of course there were equally desperate attempts to
divert attention from those responsible for allowing it to happen.
this was no “natural disaster." It was the result of a wet winter
meeting decades of infrastructural neglect, but more importantly, it is
the result of California’s liberal establishment corrupting science and
working with partisan scientists to push a political ideology.
California’s dams crumbled, we were told clearly and emphatically by
experts, scientists, and politicians (the same ones attacking President
Trump), that it didn’t matter. None of them advocated for or took
serious steps to rebuild the infrastructure. Why? Well because this type
of crisis would never happen--could never happen – because there would
never be significant rainfall in California again.
the New York Times reported
in May 2016, California was in the middle of a "never-ending" drought
caused by manmade climate change. Wired magazine
also warned that “California’s
Drought Is Probably Forever.” Not to be left out of the Fake
Climate News, NBC Los Angeles aired a segment just five months before
the Dam crisis titled “The
course something had to be done about the imminent end of rain, and
Democrat Governor Jerry Brown has been busy announcing policies and
emergency measures to prepare for “a future made drier by climate
obviously with climate change so certain and the drought so permanent,
there was no need to spend money securing dams. What would be the point?
Even if it rained, a wet year “may end the ‘precipitation drought,’” but
“higher and higher temperatures and a persistent ‘snow drought’ are here
to stay,” warned Dr. Peter Gleick, Chief Scientist of the Pacific
Institute, just last year. Then the rain came. At the time of the
Oroville crisis California’s snowpack was at 184% of average and 200,000
people and their communities almost paid the price for this
scientific and political consensus made it not only OK to ignore
deteriorating dams, but also encouraged spending large amounts of time
and money on various schemes to combat manmade climate change.
Scientists demanded and politicians legislated.
joke - California politicians thought it was more important to push
through regulations to limit cow
flatulence than to address infrastructure
seriously, these same politicians have allocated an incredible amount of
money to get people out their CO2-producing cars. Governor Brown decided
the state needed to spend $40 billion on a “bullet train” from Los
Angeles to San Francisco. The only thing fast about this train is how
quickly the costs are going up. It is now projected to cost $64 billion
and has been delayed for years.
course, a fraction of that cost could have secured the Oroville Dam and
probably every other dam in California. But that never crossed the minds
of California’s liberal politicians who believed they were entering a
new water-scarce world.
scientific consensus told them so. Dr. Gleick, a recipient of the
prestigious MacArthur “genius” Fellowship, an appointee to the U.S.
National Academy of Sciences, and “a visionary on the environment”
according to the BBC, warned that California had hit “peak water” and
that the state should “prepare for the worst, since there is no
indication that nature will bail us out in the near future.”
Michael Mann, a celebrity climate scientist and author of more than 200
apparently peer-reviewed publications, fumed in
Post “about what measures California will need to take to
deal with what is likely to be a steadily worsening water crisis.”
Professor Mann talked about a water crisis, he was, of course, referring
to the state’s mythical “unending” drought.
lots of Californians and their communities did face a horrendous manmade
water crisis. They faced the prospect of 100,000 cubic feet of water per
second cascading through their towns, farms, and homes. Luckily that
crisis was averted. But there was no apology from the scientific and
political ideologues who made these communities vulnerable in order to
push their agendas. And now we have another crisis as we face record
forest fires. Again of course the experts claim it is climate change and
nothing to do with environmental opposition to forestry which would thin
out forests and make them less vulnerable to fire and the spread of
will never admit they are wrong and they will never admit they are at
fault – instead they create fake droughts and try to blame us. Then when
a real crisis comes along whether it is flood or fire they don't admit
they are wrong. Instead the rest of us are to blame and political
control and impoverishment is the only solution.
think I'll pass.