Is this what climate change looks like, or is it government negligence?

Green New Deal

Even the fires in California are being blamed on climate change so politicians in California do not have to take responsibility for government negligence.

Not that long ago liberal Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted

“This is what climate change looks like.
The GOP like to mock scientific warnings about climate change as exaggeration. But just look around: it’s already starting.
We have 10 years to cut carbon emissions in half. If we don’t, scenes like this can get much worse. #GreenNewDeal

She shared images of the burning state of California and showed her support for her Green New Deal, the deal that would mandate a vegan-diet, eliminate air travel, and cost taxpayers a hundred trillion dollars with the goal of giving the government control over, well, everything.

First it was global warming, and then it was climate change, and it wasn’t long before every climate event was due to one or the other. Now it appears that every human event is due to climate change including immigration, misogyny toward women like AOC and Greta Thunberg and of course racism reiterated by AOC in comments like those below.

“[T]he people that are producing climate change, the folks that are responsible for the largest amount of emissions, or communities, or corporations, they tend to be predominantly white, correct?” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez asked at a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on civil rights and civil liberties.

Ocasio-Cortez goes on to say, “My own grandfather died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.” She is referring to the 2017 Puerto Rico storm that ultimately left about 3,000 dead. “We can’t act as though the inertia and history of colonization doesn’t play a role in this,” this goes on to say.

Barack Obama also told us that climate change was the greatest national security threat responsible for and the cause of much of America’s crumbling infrastructure.

Now even the fires in California are being blamed on climate change so politicians in California do not have to take responsibility for government negligence, poor planning, incompetence, and irresponsible behavior. From mid-December 2018 through mid-May 2019 California was free of fires. What did those in charge in California do to prevent forest fires. They did nothing. The Sierra Nevada Mountains got plenty of snowpack (202 percent) earlier in the year, which means that California does not lack water, it lacks flowing water.

Another issue is how green policies protect trees and wildlife, creating forest that have to burn to clear dead growth and underbrush so sunlight can reach and keep nature healthy. The timber industry, with sustainable forest management practices, actually helps prevent forest fires.

According to an article by Daniel Turner on Fox News this is explained:

Prevention goes a long way, and California does have resources. It’s cap-and-trade program, albeit bad economics, annually generates $11 billion with an entire bureaucracy appropriating it to “green” investments. The program has spent over $1 billion in grants for electric cars. Since 2001 it has given over $100 billion in green technology subsidies. Nothing for fire preventing or mitigation strategies.

In a recent press conference, California’s Governor Newsom said “Californians are bearing the brunt of these wildfires” and he’s absolutely right. Neither southern Oregon nor Western Nevada seem to suffer the same pinpointed effects of global climate change as California, which further demonstrates its wounds are largely self-inflicted.

Maybe the Governor of California needs to take the lead in preventing forest fires. Maybe some of the monies going to “green investments” need to go to preventing forest fires in California.

I am sure those living in the areas in California, where public safety power shut-offs are taking place to reduce fire hazard, are not happy with irresponsible “green investments” while the maintenance of electrical infrastructure has been neglected. Maybe some of the “green monies” should be spent to solve issues plaguing the people of California right this minute.

PG&E says that customers can expect rolling power outages for another 10 years as it upgrades its electrical systems in response to more extreme weather conditions caused, of course, by climate change, not negligence.

In order to keep the powers that be in California happy, PG&E has spent more money on preventing climate change than they have on keeping power on for Californians. Here’s just a few examples:

On November 08, 2017 PG&E put out a press release stating:

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) issued the following statement today following the California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) issuance of a proposed decision on the Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) joint proposal:

“The DCPP joint proposal represents the most appropriate and responsible path forward for our customers, employees, the local community and the environment. The agreement supports our state’s clean energy vision and ensures an orderly transition from nuclear power to other greenhouse gas-free resources, while supporting our local plant workers and neighbors.

On November 13, 2017 PG&E put out a press release stating:

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — PG&E Corporation today announced the contribution of $1 million in shareholder funds to launch the “California Climate Challenge,” a new corporate-giving initiative dedicated to helping communities prepare for, withstand, and recover from extreme events caused by climate change.

On June 05, 2018 PG&E put out a press release stating:

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today announced it received approval from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to develop two new, five-year programs aimed at accelerating widespread electric vehicle (EV) adoption and combating climate change.

On July 12, 2018, PG&E put out a press release stating:

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Building on ongoing sustainability efforts, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today announced a new goal to reduce 1 million tons of greenhouse-gas emissions from company operations through 2022. The goal advances PG&E’s progress toward meeting the challenge of climate change and creating a sustainable energy future.

PG&E has been recognized in nationwide sustainability and corporate responsibility rankings including:

  • Newsweek Green Ranking: PG&E was named the greenest energy provider in the nation and the No. 4 greenest company overall in 2017. The annual rankings assess the sustainability performance of the 500 largest publicly-traded companies in the United States.
  • Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index: PG&E Corporation was named to the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index in 2017, which lists North American companies that lead their industries in corporate economic, environmental and social performance. This marked the eighth time that PG&E was selected for the North America Index, which serves as a benchmark for investors who integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios.
  • 100 Best Corporate Citizens: PG&E was named to the list of 100 Best Corporate Citizens by Corporate Responsibility Magazine in 2018, the fourth straight year PG&E earned this distinction. PG&E ranked No. 54 on the list.
  • Civic 50: PG&E was once again named to The Civic 50 list of America’s 50 most community-minded companies in 2017.

Where is PG&E’s award for keeping the power turned on for Californians who pay them and depend on them for their energy?