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CEPA Report Shows How Ancient California Ecosystems Destroyed in a Century


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 09 May 2018

 

ECOLOGICAL CRASH NEWS
2018 California Environmental Proctection Agency Report
The Destruction of California

CEPA Shows How Ancient Ecosystems Gone in a Century

Two Stories
6 charts from new report show how much California’s climate has already changed,
Sac Bee & (SF Chron), May 9, 2018.

 

WHAT

CEPA Report documents radical long and short term changes in Ca Environment

 

Main Points from Two News Reports

WHAT'S ALREADY HAPPENED
"Bigger, more intense forest fires, longer droughts, warmer ocean temperatures and an ever shrinking snowpack in the Sierra Nevada are “unequivocal” evidence of the ruinous domino-effects that climate change is having on California, a new California Environmental Protection Agency report states."

NO "PROGRESS" FOR IRRESPONSIBLY GROWING "GREEN" CA
"...found that despite a marked downward trend in greenhouse-gas emissions in California, including a 90 percent drop in black carbon from tailpipe emissions over the past 50 years, CO2 levels in the atmosphere and in seawater are increasing at a steady rate."

FACT
More people equals more pollution.

BIG GROWTH = BIG TIPPING POINTS
"...shows a dramatic increase in temperatures since 1895, especially since the early 1980s. The warmest year in California history was 2014, followed closely by 2015, 2017 and 2016. Most alarming of all, though, are night temperatures, which have increased 2.3 degrees over the past century, the report notes."

 

THE REPORT
"...looks at 36 indicators that measure aspects of climate change..."

".... “some of the trends are continuing, some of the trends are accelerating..."

Annual average air temps rising

"Since 1895, annual average air temps have increased throughout the state, rising at a faster rate beginning in the 1980s."

Average nightly low temperatures rising

"...decadal nightly lows and average decadal highs are rising relative to the long-term average temperature based on data from 1949 to 2005. Night temps have increased at a rate of 2.3°F per century, compared to 1.3°F per century for day high temps."

Sacramento River spring runoff

"Snowmelt runoff into the Sacramento River between April and July relative to total year-round water runoff has declined over the past century."

Shrinking glaciers in the Sierra

"From the beginning of the 20th century to 2014, some of the largest glaciers in the Sierra have lost an average of about 70 percent of their area."

Sea level creeping up

"Along the California coast, mean sea levels have generally risen. Since 1900, mean sea level has increased by about 180 millimeters (7 inches) at San Francisco."

Wildfires

"The area burned by wildfires each year has been increasing since 1950. Five of the largest fire years have occurred since 2006."

 

"The result of all this change has been an alarming increase in extreme weather-related calamities."

“The observed changes in wildfire have outpaced all of the models.”

 

 

CEPA REPORT

INDICATORS OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN CALIFORNIA,
CEPA, May, 2018.

 

 

THE BOTTOM LINE
RIPPING IRONY
The "California Program" of rapid, illegal expansion of population by 20 million mostly illegal foreigners over the last forty year, while simultanously moving all our manufacturing to environmentally unregulated Chinese facilities, is exactly the cause of our global warming and environmental breakdown problems plaguing California. These self-caused problems are the direct products of our immigration and offshoring policies.

It's ironic to read about all the environmental consequences of our irresponsible, criminal growth of greed in California, without one word pointing to the irresponsible, illegal, and unethical greedy growth that is driving our ecological destruction of California, and the world.

Those are the specific criminal and corrupt behaviors driving our ecological breakdown, and they are both being pushed "full speed ahead" by the Democrats, who claim they are "green."

If they are "green," it is the green color of the bribes of their corporate sponsors, not the greenery of Nature, which their programs of endless illegal immigration and offshoring have killed.

Endless irresponsible growth is not an expression of being "green," but of putting greedy self-interest above the general and mutual welfare of our Country and its Environment.

 

A REAL PLAN OF EFFECTIVE ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION

CONTINUE ALL "GREEN" PROGRAMS, BUT MAKE THEM USEFUL BY STOPPING ALL IMMIGRATION AND BRINGING ALL MANUFACTURING BACK FROM CHINA.

Only by stopping our crazy, immoral, illegal, and destructive policies of unlimited immigration and unlimited offshoring can we even begin to make any of our current green policies effective. We Americans are being scammed and ripped-off by the "green" Corporate Growth Machine of Death.

The endless domestic growth and endless offshoring advanced by the Dems and their Corporate Masters make their "green" policies equal to pissing into the wind.

Want to be an American? Then stop putting your greed above our ethics and the rules and principals of our Rule of Law. Those principals and ethics are what makes Americans. Greedy self-interest and desire are not what "makes" Americans, despite the corrupt propaganda of the corporate politicians and corporate press.

American is only exceptional when our Constitutional ethics restrain our base desires, curbing only desire's corrupted manifestations as corruption, aristocracy and tyranny (as we are seein today), but not the ubiquitious presence of desire. Our exceptionalism was designed to restrain desire and channel it within the ethical bounds of our Constitutional restraints. Design and goal have both failed. They must both be refreshed.

Our exceptionalism was lost when desire overwhelmed our ethical Constitutional controls, and desire displaced ethics as the force controlling our Nation's material power and wealth.

To fix our environment this "inversion" in the roles of desire and ethics must be corrected in every aspect of American Life, but especially in politics.

 

 

Observations and Analysis
We Need a New Environmentalism, an American Environmentalism

 

 

 

References

Wildfires Worsening Year on Year: Rising Heat

Recent Wildfire News & Information

3 Deadly Wildfires Worsening in West & more bad climate/wildfire news

TREE & CLIMATE NEWS: High Sierra Forest Succession Disaster Looms

 

Dire Warning for California Plants
Half of You are Dead by 2100

 

 

Eco-Crash News

 

 

 

May 2018 News of Man & Nature

 

 

 

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