Would someone please shoot this mother fucker and put him out of his misery!
Last week saw California plunged into red-darkness during the day amid raging wildfires, and Governor Newsom decreed that:
- “The debate is over, around climate change… This is a climate damn emergency. This is real and it’s happening.”
- “I have no patience, and I say this lovingly, not as an ideologue but as someone who prides himself on being open to argument, interested in evidence…but I quite literally have no patience for climate change deniers,” the governor continued.
- He said skeptics’ point of view is “completely inconsistent…with the reality on the ground.”
He did briefly acknowledge failings in forest management in recent decades, but added:
“That’s one point, but it’s not the point.”
Oh, but as David Stockman recently noted, drastic forestry mismanagement and negligence, which has turned much of California into a dry wood fuel dump, is exactly the point. The purported global warming has nothing to do with it…
- But that has not stopped Newsom from signaling just how virtuous he is by announcing that California will be phasing out all gasoline-powered cars by 2035 in a major effort to reduce the state’s emissions.
The governor signed an executive order that requires all new cars and passenger trucks sold in California be zero-emission vehicles by the 2035 deadline.
- “This is the most impactful step our state can take to fight climate change,” said Newsom in a press release.
- “For too many decades, we have allowed cars to pollute the air that our children and families breathe. You deserve to have a car that doesn’t give your kids asthma.
- Our cars shouldn’t make wildfires worse – and create more days filled with smoky air.
- Cars shouldn’t melt glaciers or raise sea levels threatening our cherished beaches and coastlines.“
As ABC7News.com reports, the executive order lays out several other priorities, including:
- New health regulations regarding oil extraction and the communities it impacts
- Directing the legislature to no longer issue hydraulic fracking permits by 2024
- Directing agencies to create a plan for a statewide rail and transit network
The path forward on Newsom’s newly-announced initiative is likely to be a challenge, politically and legally. President Donald Trump has previously tried to bar California from setting auto emission standards that are different from the country’s standards.
We have a couple of quick questions for Mr. Newsom:
- So what will you do with the 1000s of gas stations and their 10s of 1000s of workers?
- And what happens when we get blackouts and no one can charge their EVs…work from home day?
Probably not your problem, right?