February 16, 2014
This. I’ve been saying for years that we don’t have a water shortage problem – we have a water storage problem. So out here on the West Coast, where we have a DRY climate and we occasionally experience DRY winters, we should plan ahead and build some handy water reservoirs!
The drought emergency Brown declared last month has added to the pressure on the Democratic governor to address longstanding problems with the state’s water storage and delivery systems. Brown has proposed a $25 billion plan to build two massive tunnels to ship water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River delta to farms and communities.
The two Republican candidates, Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Twin Peaks, and Neel Kashkari, a former U.S. Treasury official, both say the most pressing need is for more water storage, although it would do little to help ease the current shortfall.
“Let’s get going with the piece of this that everybody agrees on — the storage. I think we can get support for that,” Kashkari said.
Although Democrats and environmentalists have often resisted building reservoirs and expanding the state’s storage capacity, instead favoring water conservation, Kashkari said “the politics have changed,” amid the crisis. He said he believes there is now consensus.
via GOP challengers see opportunity in California water crisis | Fox News.
March 3, 2011
Barrage of Game-Promotion Ballons and Fliers Pollute San Francisco [UPDATES] – SFist
This is what people in San Francisco get freaked about… balloons in the bay. These are video game promotional balloons that ended up in the bay instead of in the air.
As you can see, the balloons have now settled in the Bay where they run the risk of threatening wildlife.
Seriously – nothing substantial is at risk, except maybe the fragile “house of cards” image that environmentalists have of the environment.
February 27, 2011
AccuWeather.com – Weather News | Unusual Cold Expected for Oscars Red Carpet
Sorry – I just have to take a shot at Hollywood liberals who drank the global warming kool-aid. Expected high temps will be in the 50s…
Such a high temperature is more than 10 degrees below normal, making this one of the coldest red carpet ceremonies in Oscar history. In fact, the forecast high of 56 is just two degrees above the record for lowest high temperature for the date.
Without sounding too bitter, I hope you freeze your silicon butts off in those designer fashions on the red carpet.
October 20, 2010
Report: In Obama’s Chicago, stimulus weatherization money buys shoddy work, widespread fraud | Washington Examiner
Every time I heard the president try to sell weatherization I thought of the same ridiculous claim that inflating tires was going to help with gas prices.
Wasn’t this guy supposed to be smart? Hell, Bush could come up with these ideas with one arm tied behind his brain.
September 8, 2010
Althouse: “A small, sad exit for a product and company that can trace their roots to Thomas Alva Edisons innovations in the 1870s.”
The word is out… start stockpiling incandescent bulbs.
It is doubly sad. The workers are losing their jobs, and we, who love traditional light bulbs are being deprived of a product we want. And those vile CFL bulbs? They’re made in China.
Thanks a lot, Congress.
And they’re wondering why there’s a Tea Party…
May 30, 2010
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Ixtoc 1
UPDATE: More oil spills here… and it DOESN’T mention the Deepwater rig or Valdez.
This is a very good overview, with BALANCE (in others words NOT bleeding with environmental tears) of the Gulf oil spill. Surprisingly when I checked to see who wrote it I was a little amazed that it’s a guy running for Congress in Massachusetts.
Ixtoc 1 is the second largest oil spill in history, eclipsed only by the intentional oil spill by Saddam Hussein’s army as it retreated from Kuwait in 1991. Estimate of Ixtoc 1 volume is 150M gallons of oil. Iraqi deliberate oil spill: 400M gallons. Current, and obviously rough, estimates of Deepwater Horizon oil spill: 20M gallons of oil. Exxon Valdez: 10M gallons.
It would be very interesting to look into the public perception of how big the Exxon Valdez spill was compared to the Gulf. Environmental issues are SO blown out of proportion by the media that I’m guess more people think the Valdez was the mother of all oil spills.