Posts Tagged ‘carbon emissions’

Republicans, such as Congressman Kevin McCarthy, love to argue that the state is wasting money on high speed rail when they should be spending it on addressing the drought. Of course, building high speed rail is addressing the drought, as HSR will help reduce the carbon emissions that threaten to make California’s drought a permanent […]

Nov 11th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Tuesday’s high speed rail groundbreaking in Fresno has been, by all accounts, a big success. The event itself was fairly standard – lots of speeches from elected officials, including Governor Jerry Brown. Instead of turning dirt with shovels, dignitaries signed rails. The media coverage has been very positive, solidifying California’s pro-HSR political consensus and making […]

Jan 8th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Just two days after the historic People’s Climate March, Republican candidate for governor of California Neel Kashkari has decided to celebrate by inviting people to a Burbank gas station to smash a toy “crazy train” (that’d be his term for high speed rail) and in return get a $25 gift card for gasoline. Seriously. First […]

Sep 23rd, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Protests are being held around the world today as part of the People’s Climate March. I’m all for the march and I wish them success. It’s also a good occasion to remind ourselves of what is really preventing action on global warming. Contrary to what many people assume, the people who deny global warming is […]

Sep 21st, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized