Republicans & Democrats take global warming seriously.

It has been reported in the bible, sorry, the International Herald Tribune that presidential candidates for both the Republican and Democrat parties are taking the issue of ‘global warming’ seriously as they head towards the up and coming primary calender.

The primaries are a very US style political marathon designed to allow major political parties to road show their potential presidential candidates. States try to influence the main voting issues with these canditates by josling for position on the primaries calender. Several, including Florida and California have brought forward their primaries in an effort to ensure their citizen’s issues will influence canditates and play a vital role in the nominating process.

Within the all powerful state of California several canditates such as Clinton, McCain and Obama found themselves answering questions about what they will do to tackle ‘global warming’. California has a particularly difficult water shortage problem. State governors have a significant influence on highlighting specific issues and the Republican, Arnold Schwarzenegger intends to have the issue of global warming right up there, ‘Environmental issues. I will be relentless in the next year, almost two years, talking about these issues.’

I can feel certain fellow bloggers squirming in their seat god damn it! Oh yes, bring it on. 🙂

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7 Responses to Republicans & Democrats take global warming seriously.

  1. Pete Smith says:

    Not surprised Governor Schwarzenegger’s getting exercised about the environment. As you say, the Golden State already has a water problem. Reuters reports that ‘snowpack’ in California’s mountain ranges, already at all-time lows, is predicted to decline by another 25% by 2050. Water runoff from melting mountain snow provides not only fresh water but hydro power as well.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/environmentNews/idUSN0936310120070509?pageNumber=1

  2. matt says:

    Looks like the Californians will have to enjoy salty drinking water then. Guess the Aussies will be able to give them a helping hand, at consultants rates of course. 🙂

    As reported recently at The Coffee House;
    https://environmentdebate.wordpress.com/2007/04/27/water/

  3. Pete Smith says:

    Not just the drinking water, although that’s probably the main reason for Arnie’s proposed $6bn investment in water infrastructure.
    http://gov.ca.gov/issue/water/
    Irrigation for the farms and vineyards. Massive damage caused by forest fires. And 19% of California’s in-state electricity generation comes from large hydro.

  4. matt says:

    Talking of forest fires there’s one raging on the outskirts of LA as we speak, threatening precious Hollywood cultural landmarks (eg. where Rebel Without a Cause was shot);

    http://www.metro.co.uk/news/article.html?in_article_id=48335&in_page_id=34

    Maybe there’s a rebel with a cause up there in the sky looking to teach the excess consumers a lesson via climate change induced fire storms.

  5. Pete Smith says:

    How long do you reckon before some bright spark tells us there’s no evidence the forest fires are caused by global warming, and it’s all a big conspiracy/fraud/hoax/swindle?

  6. matt says:

    Pete, the conspiracy theorists seem to have gone quiet … rabbits caught in the glare of the headlights …. as their politicians leave them behind.

    Feels grand to have finally won the argument. 🙂

  7. Pete Smith says:

    Don’t count your chickens.

    Actually, perhaps you should 😎

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