Fourth California Climate Change Assessment Request for Comments


The First Assessment provided support for passage of AB32 and the development of the Air Resources Board’s (ARB) 2008 Scoping Plan for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The Second Assessment provided support for the state’s 2009 California Climate Change Adaptation Strategy, the state’s first multi-sectoral effort to plan for climate risks. 

The Third Assessment made significant progress in projecting climate change impacts, but also in better understanding of the interactions of those potential impacts with on the ground exposure, sensitivity, and response capacity of natural and human systems.

Now the pinheads in Sacramento are working on the Fourth Assessment and are looking for your input: 

Climate science and knowledge about climate impacts continues to evolve and be refined, both through improvements in impact modeling and direct observations of the changing climate over time. In order to support California leadership on climate policies and actions, it is critical that California continue to invest in regionally-relevant climate science that is complementary to local, federal and international climate science efforts. 

A fourth California climate change assessment (Fourth Assessment) will provide critical additional information to support decisions that will safeguard the people, economy and resources of California. Among other informational gaps about climate vulnerabilities, California still lacks critical information regarding expected climate impacts from extreme weather events (climate change not only creates new average conditions, but is also expected to create more extreme events such as more frequent and more severe wildfires, and more intense and more frequent drought); a recent study by the U.S. Geological Survey shows that a single extreme winter storm in California could cost on the order of $725 billion – with total direct property losses of nearly $400 billion, of which $20 billion to $30 billion would be recoverable through insurance, and business interruption costs of $325 billion. California also needs to better understand the scope, timing, cost and feasibility of various management options to address climate risks. Accurately understanding climate risks and management options will allow the state to prioritize actions and investments to safeguard the people, economy and natural resources of California. 

So far the pinhead have not provided any public comment through the Internet, they have just scheduled work shops for the environmental wackos to attend to make unscientific claims no warming for the last 18 years has created more forest fires, more sever storms, more droughts and rapidly rising sea levels, more gay marriages, and shrinking native american gonads. No fact are allow at these workshops, because it would destroy the meme of anthropogenic global warming, warming that is not happening. 

Friday, August 8, 2014

  • 10am-noon
  • California Energy Commission – Hearing Room A
  • 1516 9th Street, Sacramento, CA
  • Also available via WebEx

Tues, August 12, 2014

  • 10am-noon
  • Junipero Serra Office Building – Carmel Room
  • 320 West Fourth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Wed, August 13, 2014

  • 11am-1pm
  • Milton Marks Conference Center
  • 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA

If you are going to attend one of these work shops please watch this video by Dr. Roy Spencer’s Keynote Speech at #ICCC9

Dr. Spencer asks the question: What do we really know about Global Warming?  

This is well worth watching, it is not highly technical and the graphs he presents are not only hilarious for their satire on the issue, but are valuable in demonstrating that correlation is not causation.  In other words, there is no evidence that human CO2 is causing any warming, which is being called out in the Fourth Assessment. 

Why is this important to folks in Nevada County?  They are using bad science to make policies that have negative economic impacts on our local economy.   What bas science you ask?  There is no correlation between human generated CO2 and global climate change.  Yet, we are paying the economic bill for this stupidity, higher energy costs, higher fuel costs and higher food prices.

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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3 Responses to Fourth California Climate Change Assessment Request for Comments

  1. Stu says:

    minor typo – last paragraph “What bas science…”


      • Stu says:

        Got sidetracked before I could finish.- nice that they are doing their best efforts to make it accessible to the working stiffs who will bear the cost of this folly – 3 meetings downtown in major metro areas over lunch, that’s it?

        nothing in the lower valley? nothing north of Sac?


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