California’s CO2 reduction claim bogus, ignores states forest management and wildfire emissions debacle

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin California claimed in 2018 that its greenhouse gas emission reduction target defined in the 2006 AB 32 law ridiculously labeled the “Global Warming Solutions Act” that set an emissions goal for year 2020 (reduce emissions to year 1990 levels) was achieved in year 2016 where greenhouse gas emissions were reported…

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California’s government solely responsible for states forest management and wildfire debacle

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin The inept government, political and regulatory policies of California have clearly driven the present forest management calamitous conditions with that failure leading to disastrous wildfires throughout the state. Those government and political leaders that are responsible for this situation that has been decades in the making have tried to conceal…

Solar energy may have caused California’s wildfires

From The Washington Examiner by Kevin Mooney | March 04, 2019 12:59 PM Taxpayer-subsidized, ratepayer-funded utilities that may be on the hook for billions of dollars in liabilities point to climate change as the major factor standing behind the recent California wildfires. PG&E CEO Geisha Williams has argued that dry, arid conditions associated with global…

Wildfires Caused By Bad Environmental Policy Are Causing California Forests To Be Net CO2 Emitters

Guest essay by Chuck DeVore In the past two years, wildfires scorched 2.9 million acres in California, including five of the state’s 20 deadliest fires killing 131 people. Former California Gov. Jerry Brown grimly warned that because of man-made climate change, these destructive wildfires are the “new abnormal” that threaten “our whole way of life.” Newly elected…

California’s Wildfire History – in one map

Here is an interesting interactive graphic that depicts perimeters of more than 100 years of California wildfires recorded by Cal Fire and the U.S. Geological Survey. The map below shows all the cumulative fires from 1878 to 2018. It seems as if there is very little of California that has not been touched by wildfire.…

What’s Natural? A Look at Wildfires

Jim Steele writes: I am excited to announce my local weekly paper the Pacifica Tribune has added me as a columnist. Every 2 weeks I will post my column “What’s Natural”. The publisher has 5 other papers in the SF paper which might also carry the column. To publish a more skeptical and scientific opinion,…

California’s Largest Utility Could Face Murder Charges For Sparking Wildfires

From The Daily Caller 3:56 PM 12/31/2018 | Energy Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter California’s largest utility could face murder charges or manslaughter charges if found responsible for sparking recent, deadly wildfires around the state, according to the state attorney general. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a Democrat, filed documents Friday with Northern California’s federal…