Davis California to Get a Climate Change Sub Hub

 “…the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal…” – President Obama.

President Obama today will announce the creation of “climate hubs.”

From Reuters: “The hubs will act as information centers and aim to help farmers and ranchers handle risks, including fires, pests, floods and droughts, that are exacerbated by global warming.

The hubs will be located in Ames, Iowa; Durham, New Hampshire; Raleigh, North Carolina; Fort Collins, Colorado; El Reno, Oklahoma; Corvallis, Oregon; and Las Cruces, New Mexico, Additional “sub hubs” may be set up in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico; Davis, California; and Houghton, Michigan.

What about the risk of shorter growing seasons? We are on the cusp of the next grand minimum. In the climate past, solar grand minimums have resulted in cooler temperatures on earth and shorter growing seasons. For the last 17 years global warming has stalled, and in some regions have started a slow decline. One positive result of the Davis Hub,  California framers are dealing with a drought and can use some advice on farming with less water, but this drought was not caused by global warming.

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Don J. Easterbrook, Dept of Geology, Western Washington University

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About Russ Steele

Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.
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4 Responses to Davis California to Get a Climate Change Sub Hub

  1. sean2829 says:

    Who knows, with California in the middle of a drought, maybe the “climate hub” might recommend more water storage capacity for the dry years as an adaptation method for climate extremes. Naw, that’s so 1970’s, I’m sure the solution will be to turn more farmland back to its natural, undeveloped state.

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    • Russ Steele says:

      Sean,

      We have Agenda 21 Committees in most communities, who are more than willing to convert useful land to corridors for the movement of animals from zone to zone.

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  2. Dena says:

    Most people I know have and area of expertise but I am still having trouble figuring out what Obama is good for. Everything he has touched has or is failing and his legal knowledge would get him thrown in jail if he were to use it before a judge. I have seen no sign of scientific knowledge or ability to reason. The only skill have have seen would serve a used car sells man well. Farmers would best served to stay as far away from these hubs as possible as most farmers are well educated about weather and climate. Farming is far more than spreading a few seed on the ground and then collecting the crop and any farmer that has been in business more than a year knows this. To expect a federal Bureaucrat spreading the the government gospel to be of help reminds me of the scary line “I am from the government and I am here to help you”.

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  3. Russ Steele says:

    Dr. Don Easterbrook – a climate scientist and glacier expert from Washington State who correctly predicted back in 2000 that the Earth was entering a cooling phase – says to expect colder temperatures for at least the next two decades.

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