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  1. #1 Jerry Brown: World 'Must Radically Change' Now to 'Totally Renewable' Energy 
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    California Gov. Jerry Brown declared the world "must radically change" and "must decarbonize and establish a totally renewable basis for all economic activity" in reaction to a new UN report on climate change.

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, meeting in South Korea, issued a report with 91 authors and editors from 40 countries declaring that there's currently a 12-year window to make “far-reaching and unprecedented changes” to avert dramatic effects of global warming.

    "We are already seeing the consequences of 1°C of global warming through more extreme weather, rising sea levels and diminishing Arctic sea ice, among other changes,” said Panmao Zhai, co-chair of one of the IPCC Working Groups.

    “There will be 420 million people less suffering because of climate change if we would be able to limit the warming to 1.5°C level and we have certain areas in the world which are extremely sensitive,” Petteri Taalas, secretary-general of the World Meteorological Organization, said today. “Small island states, (the) Mediterranean region and also sub-Saharan Africa is already suffering and will suffer more in the future.”
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    He's hitting that bong pretty hard now isn't he
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    Jerry Brown, why the hell would anyone listen to you for energy advice?
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    It's October 10th in Michigan and I'm wearing summer clothes and running the a/c. We haven't had a frost yet, which is probably good for the farmers and their last harvest of the year, but still. They found a caiman in Lake Michigan the other day near Chicago, although I would guess it's someone's pet, not a critter than swam up the Mississippi and made it through the toxic Chicago River into the Great Lakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Old White Man View Post
    He's hitting that bong pretty hard now isn't he
    A lot of CA electricity is old-school "renewable", hydroelectric. Every year snow falls in the Sierras and Siskyous, melts, flows into reservoirs, and generates electricity. Some is "imported" from other states, where the snow falls in the Rockies. Thing is, if enviros made their darker dreams reality, all that would go away.

    CA and the Feds have dumped I'm-afraid-to-learn-how-much $$ down the rat holes of solar and wind energy, for four freaking decades. And the sun obstinately insists on setting, and winds persist in being inconstant. As long as those persist, wind and solar energy will be rat-hole toys for politicians.
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