An inconvenient fact in the climate change issue is that all the past cooling took place over long periods that covered generations. High schools students graduating today have not seen any real warming for the past 17 years, yet their education was about the threat and consequences of global warming. Most high school graduates believe in global warming and climate change even though there has not been any warming.
The natural warming took place during the previous 20 years from 1977 to 1997, when the PDO was in a warming cycle. Rules, regulations and laws were put in place to stop this warming by the generation in power at the time. We are now in the 20-30 cool PDO and a quiet sun, which historically has resulted in cooler temperature on the planet, and more violent storms. Each succeeding generation is going to be born into a cooler world, for perhaps the next 3-5 generations.
This is slow process and it is going to take a long time for our political leaders and citizens to recognize the cooling problem, even thought the current polls show the general population does not consider climate change a major issue today, they put economic issues at the top of their concerns.
An April Gallup Poll affirms previous findings: “…warming has generally ranked last among Americans’ environmental worries each time Gallup has measured them with this question over the years.”
Why? Economics is now and Al Gore’s climate change threat is a generations away. Yet, the majority of voters do not seem to connect the dots that the climate change issue being promoted by Obama and the liberal scumbags in Sacramento is more about economics, liberal politics and crony capitalism than is it is about the science of climate change. It is nearly impossible to get an atmospheric science grant, unless it is to prove human caused warming.
The political scumbags in Sacramento and Washington know that scaring the poorly educated voters produces results. They are not going to let go of the global warming issue, as it produces results they need. They also know that rapid cooling will not occur any time soon, so they have a window to exploit the stupid, the uninterested, and the science deficient population, and that exploitation will continue until the people revolt as the cost of living becomes unsustainable. I am not sure when that will happen, but it is at least a generation away.
While citizens scientist continue to find flaws in the AGW argument and uncover government incompetence and maybe duplicity in juggling the temperature records that policy maker use to justify carbon taxes, nothing will change. The dice have been cast and the public lost, we are going to suffer under AB-32 for years, driving up energy costs for the elites, middle class and the poor. Only the middle class, which is in decline, and the poor will suffer, but the poor more than anyone in California, which has the largest number of people on welfare than any other state. AB-32 will continue to hollow out [become a shell with no core] the middle class as more business leave the state to find lower cost energy sources.
As I wrote about HERE, liberal democrats are beginning to see the unintended consequences of AB-32’s impact on the poor. What will change? Nothing. It will be several generations before we see the demise of AB-32.