Wednesday May 9th… Dear Diary. The main purpose of this ongoing post will be to track United States extreme or record temperatures related to climate change. Any reports I see of ETs will be listed below the main topic of the day. I’ll refer to extreme or record temperatures as ETs (not extraterrestrials)😊. Here is today’s main climate change related topic:
It’s always interesting to me that most climate scientists involved with the climate crisis from the 1980s through about 2010 didn’t take into account human behavior, whether it be short sighted greed or denial. Most felt that just by presenting strong evidence humanity would jump on the problem and start to solve it in mass, eagerly volunteering to do so. Obviously history didn’t pan out the way most experts had hoped. Late in this decade a few governments are realizing that technologically possible mitigation needs to be regulated and enforced. The enforcement movement flies in the face of more libertarian elements in society, in particular those of the United States that are currently in power. As an example just look at Scott Pruett’s EPA.
A small child is required to take cough medicine or get inoculation shots sometimes balking and screaming trying to endure pain. Father knows best as an old saying goes, so the public should take its medicine now without too much kicking and screaming to avoid horrible complications later. We should all grow up.
What strikes me is that solar and wind power are medicine that isn’t too nasty, sort of like candy coated cough drops for a rambunctious population acting like children that don’t want to change life styles. This action by California should not be that hard to take:
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