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Sonnabend
03-27-2010, 04:28 AM
First he said (http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/feb/04/steven-chu-obama-climate-change-drought)

Wednesday 4 February 2009


Unless there is timely action on climate change, California's agricultural bounty could be reduced to a dust bowl and its cities disappear, Barack Obama's energy secretary said yesterday.

The apocalyptic scenario sketched out by Steven Chu, the Nobel laureate appointed as energy secretary, was the clearest sign to date of the greening of America's political class under the new president.

In blunt language, Chu said Americans had yet to fully understand the urgency of dealing with climate change. "I don't think the American public has gripped in its gut what could happen," he told the Los Angeles Times in his first interview since taking the post. "We're looking at a scenario where there's no more agriculture in California. I don't actually see how they can keep their cities going."Now he says (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blp_XwB9FhI)

Now he says


It’s fair to say we don’t understand these ripples. We don’t understand the downward trend that occurred in 1900 or in 1940. We don’t fully understand the plateau in the last decade.Hmmm...is that scientist consensus speak for "we havent got a fucking clue but give us more grant money?"

Wait wait wait...California IS going to be a dust bowl and agriculture WILL fail...but not from the non existent global warming.

Greenies want us all to starve (http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article.aspx?id=507219)


Environmentalism: Sen. Dianne Feinstein votes to deny water to California's drought-stricken San Joaquin Valley. Farmers, families and food are being held hostage to an endangered fish called the delta smelt.

There was a time when the San Joaquin Valley was the most productive agricultural region in the world. It was a large part of what made the Golden State golden.

Now it's a place where farmers no longer farm, but instead line up at food banks to feed the families of those who once fed the rest of the country and a good chunk of the world.

The largest man-made agricultural disaster since the Dust Bowl of the 1930s is unfolding in the valley due to yet another attempt to protect a fish declared to be threatened under the Endangered Species Act. This damage is being done to protect the hypomesus transpacificus, otherwise known as the delta smelt.

(It's a fish about 3 cm long)

Last December the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in its finite wisdom, issued something called a biological opinion imposing water restrictions on the San Joaquin Valley and surrounding areas to protect the habitat of this tiny fish. The authorities forget the species homo sapiens, also part of the ecosystem, is threatened.

Its habitat is being destroyed — by government edict.

To protect the smelt, billions of gallons of water from the mountains east and north of Sacramento have been channeled away from farms and into the ocean, while farmers watched their crops wither and their once-productive land become barren.

Kern County authorities say that 145,000 acres that are usually irrigated with this water were killed or underirrigated last year. The loss was estimated at $100 million in that county alone. The University of California, Davis, estimates that San Joaquin Valley farm revenue losses ranged from $482 million to $647 million. Total economic losses could hit $3 billion this year.

In affected areas, the jobless rate is at 14%, with farming towns such as Mendota experiencing unemployment near 40%.

In August, 50 valley mayors signed a letter to President Obama asking him to come and witness the devastation firsthand.

(,,,and of course we all know that Barry was too busy primping for the cameras elsewhere)

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says he "doesn't have the authority to turn on the pumps" that the feds have ordered turned off. In June, the administration denied his request to designate California a federal disaster area because of the drought even though the U.S. Drought Monitor lists 43% of the state as being under "severe drought" conditions.Greenies will not be satisfied until we are sitting in cold, dark caves, freezing to death and starving, all in the name of Mother Gaia.

Speedy
03-27-2010, 04:45 AM
Greenies will not be satisfied until we are sitting in cold, dark caves, freezing to death and starving, all in the name of Mother Gaia.

While Al Gore, Barky Obama and others live in their mansions and fly all over the world in their jets.

That water shit would not fly in Texas. The County would turn on the pumps and have armed sheriffs and police protect them and let the Feds make their next move. The pussies out in California would never do that because for one, they voted FOR Obama and would not dream of turning on him. I laugh at these stories. You wanted change. Last administration you were not thirsty, this administration you are. Looks like change to me.

If those dumbasses in California still send a majority of Democrats to Washington I would not give a fuck if they ever got a drop of water.

Rockntractor
03-27-2010, 09:11 AM
Here comes Wilbur, stumbling through the darkness.

FlaGator
03-27-2010, 09:23 AM
When taking survival of the fittest into account, in order not to interfere with evolution shouldn't environmentalists just assume that it is tough luck for the delta smelt? Man evolved with capacity to alter nature now isn't it the smelt's turn to evolve an adaption to the environmental changes or give way to another more adaptable species?

Rockntractor
03-27-2010, 10:39 AM
When taking survival of the fittest into account, in order not to interfere with evolution shouldn't environmentalist just assume that it is tough luck for the delta smelt? Man evolved with capacity to alter nature now isn't it the smelt's turn to evolve an adaption to the environmental changes or give way to another more adaptable species?
Death to Smelt, Smelt must melt!

hampshirebrit
03-27-2010, 02:15 PM
Death to Smelt, Smelt must melt!

Nuke the fuckers.

Seriously, it's a bad sign when the head of the US Department of Energy is a warmist, or even worse, when the equivalent UK department is now officially titled the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

Energy production and climate change are two very different topics, each of which very obviously will conflict and compete, one with the other, regardless of how one perceives the relative merits of their cases..

In order to give each of them a proper platform I would consider it far better if, at least from a legislative point of view, the one was kept separate from the other.

As our energy needs continue to grow, and our planet continues not to warm, surely it is only reasonable that such separation be maintained.

FlaGator
03-27-2010, 02:41 PM
Unless the come in a small can and taste good on a cracker with hot sauce, your average joe just isn't going to care to much about the delta smelt.

Sonnabend
03-27-2010, 07:30 PM
Read this and realise it was predicted a long time ago (http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/h/arthur-hailey/overload.htm)

The book tells of California desperate for more power...and the power station needed to be built is blocked by environazis over a flower called the furbish lousewort and an animal called the microdipodops (a mouse)

The book also speaks of an environmental group helping fund eco terrorists.

Sound familiar to anyone? Tell me wilbur, do you disown ELF and other eco terrorists? Or do you support them?