Skip to comments.Going green can help save economy: Schwarzenegger
Posted on 12/08/2008 8:50:38 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger told UN delegates locked in climate talks on Monday that the world economic crisis should not slow down the fight against global warming.
"There are some people who say that we can't afford the fight against global warming while our economies are down, but the exact opposite is true," he told some 10,000 delegates in Poznan, Poland in a video message.
"The green rules and regulations that will help save our planet will also revive our economies," he said.
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is charged with hammering out for a new global climate pact by the end of next year.
"There is far more economic risk in the status quo -- wasting energy, burning fossil fuels and destroying forests -- than there is in fighting climate change by developing clean, renewable energy and saving forests," the governor said.
Schwarzenegger announced he would attend the UN climate summit in Copenhagen next December, the deadline set for reaching a successor agreement to the Kyoto Protocol, whose provisions expire in 2012.
"States and provinces have long been at the forefront of developing green technologies and protecting our economy so that they are setting great examples for our federal counterparts," he said.
Thirty-two other US states had already forged their own plans to reduce the greenhouse gases that drive global warming.
If it were a country California would be the world's fifth largest economy and 12th biggest emitter of carbon dioxide.
Though a Republican, like President George W. Bush, Schwarzenegger has aggressively sought to implement measures in the spirit of the Kyoto Protocol that Bush rejected shortly after taking office.
This week, California is finalising work on climate legislation aimed at cutting state emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 -- the same goal targeted by the European Union.
BARF ALERT !
If this is what happens to your mind when you hang around with a bunch of liberal zombies, I am leaving California ASAP!!! Arne has lost it -— he is going far-left greenie nonsense all the way...
The resemblance is striking.
Look at how much they've done for California.
Arnold, you dumbass.
Tie a plastic bag over his head until he turns green!!!
Then give it an extra hour to make sure!!
Unless Ahnold or Obama is planning to enact a Kodos The Executioner strategy, none of these “green” plans will work.
When a lot of something doesn’t produce the desired results what is needed is a lot more of the same thing.
Repeat the cycle until it does work.
But where will you go? The lunacy is upon the entire land. There is no refuge, no escape. It is going to consume us all, no matter where we try to hide.
Hey, he's from Austria. And all great economists come from Austria, right?
Getting this guy out of office will save the economy.
The Termanator is a little short on terminating the debt.
In other news, the San Diego Union Tribune publishes a scathing editorial citing the Legislative Analyst's Office and a 'peer review' group of economists that have ripped Schwarzenegger's theory and the State's "analysis" to shreds, saying it was "deeply flawed," "often ignored evidence," "terribly deficient," etc.
Arnold is full of it... but that won't stop the Gore-bull warming zealots from using climate change as a means of enriching themselves at our expense while infringing on the freedom of all Americans.
“The green rules and regulations that will help save our planet”
Now the planet is going to self destruct out of a suicidal urge if we don’t adopt green rules. It just gets better and better.
And here we are in what is acknowledged to be a decade, perhaps four, where global cooling will be the rage. Schwarzenegger couldn’t buy a clue using every dime he ever made. What a bassoon...
“Saving forests” - perhaps the Gov should examine the hundreds of thousands of acres of forests burned in California this year. In addition to carbon emissions, young trees that would have sequestered carbon are gone. If he wants to save old trees, like the enviros, they don’t sequester carbon. If he truly wanted to do something for climate change, he would scream to high heaven till the feds started to thin the forests and remove biomass and fuels.
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