Temperatures in California have been well below normal this year, so with unemployment over 12%, Arnie continues his global warming crusade. He apparently wants temperatures down further and unemployment up further.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, oblivious to the adverse effects of his efforts to date, held another pep rally this week for the crusade against the presumed threat of global warming.
The “Governors’ Global Climate Summit 3” at UC Davis attracted 1,500 attendees from about “80 states, provinces and countries” to pump life back into an anti-global warming campaign that’s steadily lost momentum following a series of scientific, economic and political setbacks.
Mr. Schwarzenegger used the conference to tout a rare victory: California voters’ rejection Nov. 2 of Proposition 23, which would have delayed implementation of his signature legislation, Assembly Bill 32, aka the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006.
“With or without international agreements, the green revolution is moving full-speed ahead in states, regions and provinces,” Mr. Schwarzenegger assured.
He called for regional governments to carry forth “our subnational success.” That’s a tacit acknowledgment of failure on national and international levels.
The Obama administration has scrapped its cap-and-trade plan to essentially impose huge taxes on energy. The touted Chicago Climate Exchange recently ended trading carbon credits for corporate greenhouse-gas emitters – the only purpose for which it was founded. The Copenhagen U.N. climate summit last year ended without a binding agreement to curb greenhouse gases, but with much rancor as poor nations demanded rich nations subsidize their transition from fossil fuels.
The global warming movement’s downward spiral accelerated in the past year after thousands of documents from climate researchers were leaked, revealing manipulation, suppression and possible fraudulent rigging of data to show the world approaching meltdown. In fact, it’s the global warming movement that’s been melting down, as successive embarrassing disclosures revealed the so-called climate consensus to be built in part on non-peer-reviewed research and activist groups’ flawed assertions misrepresented as bona fide scientific studies.