Brown’s Global Climate Action Summit

 

By Michael Greer

Climate Alarmists have done such a good job of scaring people that most of the protestors at the opening of Governor Brown’s Global Climate Action Summit were protesting that government wasn’t doing enough, fast enough.

CFACT gathered an enthusiastic group together for a little street theater Thursday in front of the Summit hall. Dressed as Al Gore, Craig Rucker led a mindless group of Zombies chanting, “Save the world. Stop global warming”. At times passerby’s joined in. We even had our own heckler who followed us down the street on a bike with a sign saying, “Time to Panic”. One group, wearing yellow T-Shirts, were lined up along a bike lane in front of the Summit. Their shirts said, “Save the bike paths”. I wasn’t aware they were in danger. There are bikes to borrow lined up halfway down the blocks all around San Francisco.

There are dozens of Climate Change Conferences, Summits, Townhalls, meetings, etc. around the world each year. It appears scores of Government officials, Climate activists, and Environmentalists are making a career of flying around the world, many in private planes (I don’t blame them, I’d fly private, if I could, too), to discuss Climate Change. They take SUV’s, Vans and limo’s from the airports, stay in luxury hotels, wine and dine lavishly while planning policies that will prevent the rest of us from doing the same.

Friday, Craig, Debbie Bachigulpi and I attended an event called CARBON ZERO CITIES. It was organized by Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and Australian Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability, Shane Rattenbury. There were only about 20 people in attendance that included representatives from Copenhagen and Mexico. Not exactly an overwhelming representation of world leaders.

We were first told the meeting was closed to the public. They wanted to know who we were and why we were there. We told them we were concerned about Climate Change and wanted to know what other cities and countries were doing that we could recommend to our cities. They then invited us to have a seat at the table.

Mayor Steinberg opened the meeting telling us Sacramento had very aggressive goals. He bragged that he co-authored SB375 as a State Senator. He planned to have 75,000 zero emission cars you can rent by the hour on Sacramento streets by 2045. Whatever emissions they can’t reduce will be “offset”. Craig asked him what he’d do if people didn’t want electric cars. Steinberg said they would offer “incentives”. Yes, first “nudge”, then “shove”.

The representative from Copenhagen explained they were a biking city and their goal was to make it safer for bikes. He mentioned that windmills worked well when there was wind, but they needed to develop batteries to store energy when there was no wind. I wondered what effect the manufacturing and disposal of such batteries would do to the environment. As the discussion went around the table it became clear to me the goals were for more “compact housing”, reducing the number of people driving, and rationing resources.. They spoke about it being necessary for local goals to be set by the states. Why would we need local governments if the state is going to decide local goals.

What couldn’t be ignored was just how filthy San Francisco has become. There was trash, lots of it, all along the freeways and city. Weeds as high as an elephant’s eye grew along the freeways & streets. Areas that once were covered in grass, now brown and weedy. A few months ago when ai was in San Francisco for a friend’s play, the first thing I encountered upon exiting my Uber on Market Street was a group of pigeons pecking at fresh vomit. This time I

found lots of trash on the ground (even with trash cans near but) and urine. Lovely. But rather than spend money cleaning up what once was one of the most beautiful cities in the country, Governor Brown said he was going to put up his own satellite to monitor CO2.

VIDEO OF OUR STREET THEATER


Michael Greer

Michael Greer retired from the film/television industry and is the co-organizer of the Santa Monica Tea Party and the Los Angeles Tea Party, on the board of directors of the Citizens’ Alliance for Property Rights and was a member of the Republican Central Committee for the 41st Assembly District.  Her website is: http://madderthanhell.wordpress.com/


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