Wednesday, February 04, 2009

More Fearmongering From Obamatons: California Farms Will Vanish From Mythical Global Warming

Here's another guy who's not a climatologist, but I guess having such expertise isn't necessary when your job is to spread fear and panic among Americans.

Has the Obama administration uttered one positive word yet during their abysmal two weeks? It's just one negative proclamation after another. America sucks, we're going down the tubes, all designed to keep us afraid, engender class warfare and keep us subservient to the almighty powerful government.
California's farms and vineyards could vanish by the end of the century, and its major cities could be in jeopardy, if Americans do not act to slow the advance of global warming, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu said Tuesday.

In his first interview since taking office last month, the Nobel-prize-winning physicist offered some of the starkest comments yet on how seriously President Obama's cabinet views the threat of climate change, along with a detailed assessment of the administration's plans to combat it.

Chu warned of water shortages plaguing the West and Upper Midwest and particularly dire consequences for California, his home state, the nation's leading agricultural producer.

In a worst case, Chu said, up to 90% of the Sierra snowpack could disappear, all but eliminating a natural storage system for water vital to agriculture.

"I don't think the American public has gripped in its gut what could happen," he said. "We're looking at a scenario where there's no more agriculture in California." And, he added, "I don't actually see how they can keep their cities going" either.

A pair of recent studies raise similar warnings. One, published in January in the journal Science, raised the specter of worldwide crop shortages as temperatures rise. Another, penned by UC Berkeley researchers last year, estimated California has about $2.5 trillion in real estate assets -- including agriculture -- endangered by warming.

Chu is not a climate scientist. He won his Nobel for work trapping atoms with laser light. He taught at Stanford University and directed the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he reoriented researchers to pursue "clean energy" technologies to help reduce the use of greenhouse-gas-emitting fossil fuels in the U.S., before Obama tapped him to head the Energy Department.

He stressed the threat of climate change in his Senate confirmation hearings and in a video clip posted on Obama's transition website, but not as bluntly, nor in as dire terms, as he did Tuesday.
Everything is dire with these people. Nothing optimistic, no listening to the actual climatologists who dispute the wild claims of the fanatics. It's basically we're all going to die if you don't knuckle under to the government. Never do these people ever go back and revisit their absurd claims and admit they were wrong. Twenty years ago we heard from esteemed climatologist Ted Danson that the oceans were going to wash us all away. Has anyone held him accountable 20 years later? Of course not.

So now instead of basing their junk science and forecasting 10 years out, they're now making wild predictions 90 years off so they won't be called on it when these ridiculous claims fail to come true.

It's the height of vanity and moral preening to think we could anything to control nature. They all talk about educating the public (read: brainwashing)about the non-existent dangers. How about educating the public on what frauds these people are?

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