by Dr. Fred
California environmentalists would have us believe that California’s serious problems with their water drought is due to “climate change.” It was previously called “global warming” but that eventually fell flat because the globe really didn’t appear to be heating up like Al Gore and the rest of the environmental nutcases would like us to believe. In other words, people were getting wise to things and were starting to balk at all the fear and intimidation that the “green” lobby had been spreading. What to do?
Like any good leftist, rather than admit defeat while acknowledging that the “science” being used to determine global warming was wrong, they simply dug their heels in deeper. The first step was to change the name from global warming to climate change. Who in their right mind can argue that the climate does not change? It DOES change. We have four seasons each year and some parts of the U.S. see a greater change than other areas, but the seasons are there.
Beyond this, temperatures can fluctuate from year to year. Just look at any Farmer’s Almanac and you will learn that this is often the case. The earth goes through cycles as well. Science has told us we had an ice age, then we had another age, then we had such and such an age. The fact that climate changes should be of no surprise to anyone.
The left though, wanted people to think that if we weren’t careful, the earth would overheat itself (hence “global warming”) and life itself would be extinguished on this third rock from the sun. It hasn’t gone down like that, so now the focus is simply on changing climate, the up and down gyrations of temperatures that the earth experiences.
Not long ago, Gov. “Moonbeam” Brown of California went on record stating that the trouble California was having with respect to water (or lack of it) is solely due to climate change. Is he right? Frankly, Brown has never really been right about anything, but I guess that actually depends upon your political viewpoint.
But the question really is whether or not we can sit back and say with confidence, as Brown has, that the culprit for California’s water woes is due to climate change? Personally, I don’t think we can say that at all. I believe there are far more pedestrian reasons for California’s water shortage.
I’ve mentioned before that a technocracy is being built throughout the world. Its goal is to connect everything to everything. This will give technocrats the ability to control all resources that provide energy in any form. Essentially, it puts control of all natural resources in the hands of “regulators,” who answer to the technocrats.
California’s water problems are essentially man-made, but you’ll never hear anyone on the left agree with that assessment. If they did admit it, that would mean that those who created it are the problem and by undoing what they’ve done, the problem will be fixed.
In an article by Malia Zimmerman (‘Man-made disaster’: Critics say California drought caused by misguided environment policies), the fault for California’s water woes is placed directly in the hands of out-of-control environmentalists. They believe that at all costs, the planet must be saved even if human beings starve and have to go without water. Zimmerman’s article is not the only one of its kind. There are many, but is anyone who has the capacity to make changes making them? Not as long as you have individuals like Gov. Brown who firmly believes the problem is a direct result of climate change.
“critics, who say the Golden State’s misguided environmental policies allow much-needed freshwater to flow straight into the Pacific.”
Really? But why would they allow that when people are being affected by it? Beats me. It all sounds so stupid, doesn’t it? Bonner Cohen, National Center for Public Policy Research, stated the following:
“Southern California is an arid part of the world where droughts — even severe droughts — are commonplace, and knowing this, you’d think the government of California would have included this mathematical certainty in its disaster preparedness planning, but the government has done nothing, not even store rain, as the population has continued to grow.”
The problem then – according to people like Cohen – is that California is not managing its water carefully enough or sometimes, even at all. Yet, they’ll turn around a create a law (regulation) that will fine people for taking “long” showers, to the tune of up to $500.
The other problem has to do with environmentalists. They have created major problems in California because they do not believe rainwater water and water run-off should be stored for human consumption. They argue that the water doesn’t get to where it’s supposed to go when it is stored. Really? Is that before or after towns, cities, and metropolises were built?
“Environmentalists have since stopped the construction of water storage and delivery systems through legal and political actions. They have also fought to ensure that captured water is released into streams and the ocean — rather than the water delivery system — in order to boost fish populations and dilute the salinity of the delta.”
Environmentalists often think that fish or even snails deserve greater measures of protection than people. They are turning God’s Creation on its head, putting man at the bottom of the list.
Essentially, radical environmentalists are killing California’s economy and making it so that crops for human consumption cannot even be grown. I firmly believe that we need to conserve and recycle. I also believe we should all cut back where we can cut back. The problem with California is that it is making blanket decisions that favor Delta smelt over water for crops that feed people. That’s absurd, but I long ago stopped trying to figure out how godless leftists think. It’s just not worth the headache.
It would appear that the way these environmentalists are going about things, they’re not even really helping those fish and other endangered species they profess to help.
“Jim Burling of the Pacific Legal Foundation said while water diversions have not helped endangered fish populations, the policies are devastating to people, produce and the economy.
“The plan is not doing anything for the fish and causing a lot of pain for farmers and farm workers,” Burling said. “The impact of these policies on people should be considered.”
Liberal policies, environmental regulations, and politics are all working together to over regulate (a technocrat’s dream), the state of California. Environmental groups have successfully taken the state of California to court in order to stop construction of new dams and reservoirs.
The Democrats have been ruining California for decades and decades.
“The U.S. House of Representatives passed the legislation in 2013 and 2014, but U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein, both Democrats from California, refused to sign on to the GOP plan, and Brown, in charge of California from 1975 to 1983 and then again since 2011, also expressed opposition.”
The water crisis in California is man-made. It could have been avoided but for liberals/leftists, who too often cry alligator tears for illegals and animals, they seem to care nothing for the average human being. For leftists, sound policies that balance the use of resources with the need for jobs and food is something that these individuals cannot equate to. In fact, they have no capacity to even see or understand that need. They care too much for social issues and smelt than the reality of things like life and death.
Hopefully, the peons in California’s legislature will get their heads on straight and try to think about the people of California. It needs to happen very soon.