Politics and its Discontents: Bravo, Jerry Brown

While Donald Trump is content to call climate change a hoax, his withdrawal from the Paris Climate Change Accord does not mean that others are just throwing up their hands in exasperation or surrender. The West Coast seems particularly resistant to backward thinking and, no doubt, California Governor Jerry Brown is joining a long list ...

The Disaffected Lib: They Get It. We Don’t.

California has set an ambitious target for greenhouse gas emissions.  Their target is to cut emissions 80% from 1990 levels by 2050.  That’s an ambitious target but, let’s face it, 2050 is a long way off in the world of politics which means there’s lots of time to duck any meaningful action, enough that it ...

The Disaffected Lib: A Growing Chorus Demanding an End to Denialism.

Climate change denial is immoral.  Who says?  A growing chorus of voices in the United States for starters. California governor Jerry Brown slammed radical Republican, Ted Cruz, for his denialism arguing it made him “absolutely unfit” for the office of president. “That man betokens such a level of ignorance and a direct falsification of scientific ...

Left Over: A California Cautionary Tale…Served Dry

Drought-ravaged L.A. looking to ‘sponge up’ every bit of rainwater New storm drains built to let rainwater ‘piddle out’ into soil, $1B emergency plan to add more By Kim Brunhuber, CBC News Posted: Mar 20, 2015 4:39 PM ET Last Updated: Mar 20, 2015 10:20 PM ET   Having grown up in SoCal, I can attest ...

Left Over: ‘Winds’ Of Change: Is That the Smell of Filthy Lucre?

Winds of change blowing hard as B.C. goes to the polls Can Liberal Premier Christy Clark break the NDP’s momentum? By Stephen Smart, CBC News Posted: Apr 15, 2013 2:18 AM PT Hey,  Christy, the funny thing about having a big ol’ corporate-sponsored war chest…it no longer guarantees an election win for Cons and Conlites in ...

Alberta Diary: As goes California, so goes the nation!

The Beach Boys, now, and, below, then. Below them, Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, then and now. As goes California, so goes Canada? As goes California, so goes the nation – the nation in the normal scheme of things being what the world knows as the Good Ole U.S.A. For many practical reasons that all of ...