Unusual Cool Temperatures over the Pacific Northwest Leads to Strong Winds and Power Outages in California

Reposted from the Cliff Mass Weather Blog Saturday brought record or near-record cold temperatures to the Pacific Northwest, and strangely enough, that led to unusual Diablo winds over northern California, with the regional utility PG&E cutting power to thousands to reduce the chance of another major wildfire. Cold temperatures potentially producing wildfires?   Ironic, perhaps, but…

Labor anger over Green New Deal greets 2020 contenders in California

From Politico By CARLA MARINUCCI and DEBRA KAHN 06/01/2019 09:00 AM EDT LOS ANGELES — Blue-collar union workers in solidly Democratic California are rejecting “Green New Deal” politics, a possible preview of troubles for 2020 presidential hopefuls in Rust Belt states like Pennsylvania and Ohio. When Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti launched his “Green New…

Activists hope that fake news about droughts will win

Reposted from Fabius Maximus Blog Larry Kummer, Editor Climate change 19 May 2019 Summary: Activists hope that daily apocalyptic news stories about climate change will mold public opinion, no matter how much they exaggerate the science. For a stunning example, look at the news and facts about droughts. ID 50990297 © Kiosea39 | Dreamstime. The…

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…