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Schwarzenegger: California's silent disaster
LATIMES ^ | April 8, 2013 | By Arnold Schwarzenegger

Posted on 04/22/2013 3:51:09 PM PDT by BenLurkin

will always remember the day I woke to the news that more than 2,000 fires were burning in California. I thought I must not have heard correctly. Two thousand fires? How could that be?

In the end, the state's brave firefighters, joined by contingents from out of state, won the battle. But not before 11 emergency declarations were issued and more than 400,000 acres burned. Countless lives and livelihoods were ruined.

Today, there's a new disaster looming, and although it's not as riveting or dramatic as walls of flames and billowing black smoke, it needs our immediate attention. The draft National Climate Assessment, now being circulated for comment and scheduled for release this year by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, presents a sobering vision of the world that awaits us if we don't act.

This team of top climate scientists has concluded that our region of the country is hotter than it has ever been and that it will get hotter — because of humans. The last decade was the hottest the Southwestern U.S. has experienced — on average 2 degrees warmer than it had been historically. The scientists project a further increase over the next 50 years of 6 to 9 degrees if we do nothing.

Already we are seeing the effects of a warmer climate: droughts and heat waves that threaten lives, and, yes, fires.

This shift could spell disaster for California, long the nation's agricultural powerhouse. The state produces more than half of the fruits, nuts and vegetables grown in the U.S., with an output of $43.5 billion last year. Californians don't rely just on the food produced by the state's farms; they rely on the revenue and the jobs too. Agriculture employs more than 1.5 million people in California.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: US: California
KEYWORDS: agriculture; arnold; arnoldschwarzenegger; california; climatechange; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; schwarzenegger
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1 posted on 04/22/2013 3:51:09 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Arnold deserves the “Implied Facepalm” graphic for this nonsense.


2 posted on 04/22/2013 3:53:24 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: BenLurkin

I thought the headline meant that ARNOLD was California’s disaster.


3 posted on 04/22/2013 3:54:22 PM PDT by JohnnyP
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To: JohnnyP

He was.


4 posted on 04/22/2013 3:55:19 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Shut up Arnold. Stick to your fields of expertise, posing nude for gay magazines, pardoning your friend’s murderer son and schtooping your maids.


5 posted on 04/22/2013 3:56:46 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: BenLurkin

Well, that’s what happens if you boink the housekeeper.


6 posted on 04/22/2013 3:56:57 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: BenLurkin

The steroids rotted his brain


7 posted on 04/22/2013 3:57:15 PM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: Charles Martel
Yup

8 posted on 04/22/2013 3:58:31 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

As I started to read the article, it began like he was going to suspect illegals, but then... ah, no... it’s Ahhhhnold... and it became a glo-bull “warming” screed.

Ahhhhhnold... get lost.


9 posted on 04/22/2013 3:59:12 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: BenLurkin

“Carbon dioxide and nitric oxide are natural thermostats,” explains James Russell of Hampton University, SABER’s principal investigator. “When the upper atmosphere (or ‘thermosphere’) heats up, these molecules try as hard as they can to shed that heat back into space.”
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2012/22mar_saber

Schwarzenegger is a moron!


10 posted on 04/22/2013 3:59:40 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: BenLurkin
Schwarzenegger photo:  ArnoldSmokin.jpg
11 posted on 04/22/2013 3:59:57 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Mastador1

And Schwarzenegger was never silent in California!


12 posted on 04/22/2013 4:01:37 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: BenLurkin

Schwarzenegger is an idiot. He’s one of the biggest political disappointments I’ve seen in my lifetime. The CA GOP got zero from him as Gov and he is still acting as a mouthpiece for the environuts. A 2 degree variance is nothing especially where averages are concerned but of course people like him will never be convinced even when in a decade the temperature isn’t markedly higher and the sea level is just fine. The stupid policies he helped put in place are what is killing the California economy with expenditures on green nonsense.


13 posted on 04/22/2013 4:02:05 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country wasn't founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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To: BenLurkin

News Flash! Botox is far more likely to to cause extreme loss of cognitive thought when combined with growth enhancing steroids.


14 posted on 04/22/2013 4:03:19 PM PDT by johnny reb (When in the course of human events.....)
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To: Paladin2

Well, she did have rather large hooters....


15 posted on 04/22/2013 4:04:44 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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16 posted on 04/22/2013 4:06:14 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: BenLurkin

I guess he better move back to Austria.


17 posted on 04/22/2013 4:08:33 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: BenLurkin

What is really important to understand is that manmade glowbull warming is sure to heat up the state of California to the point where it tips over.


18 posted on 04/22/2013 4:08:40 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: BenLurkin
Now, we are facing another rise in sea level of 1 to 4 feet. A rise of just 16 inches would be enough to endanger roads, highways and airports in San Francisco and Oakland. It could contaminate crucial groundwater in Los Angeles.

Well, Arnold, I have a question for you: Have you recently purchased any oceanfront property?

19 posted on 04/22/2013 4:10:44 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: dennisw

Arnold. The socialist democratic left struck out with trying to shove the global warming scam down our throats. They are now trying to shove local warming down our throats with idiot spokesman like you doing their bidding. Arnold. The climate varies in heat, rain, snow, major storms, hurricanes before man came onto the scene and after man came onto the scene.


20 posted on 04/22/2013 4:12:29 PM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: BenLurkin
When you stop logging in response to greenie-weenie concerns, this is what happens.

Likewise with hunting, fishing and oil production.

As far as I am concerned, Californians can be consumed by fire and the ones left can starve in the dark.

21 posted on 04/22/2013 4:13:13 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: BenLurkin
"The state produces more than half of the fruits, nuts and vegetables grown in the U.S..."

I agree with Arnold 100%!!

22 posted on 04/22/2013 4:15:25 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: BenLurkin

but never silent


23 posted on 04/22/2013 4:15:46 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: Cyber Liberty
Whoa!,

You ain't kiddin'.

24 posted on 04/22/2013 4:25:01 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: BenLurkin

I voted, but I don’t know how much good it will do...we are talkin about Kalifornia!


25 posted on 04/22/2013 4:25:28 PM PDT by left that other site ((Ban the ubiquitous and deadly solvent, Di-hydrogen monoxide!!!))
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To: BenLurkin

California’s silent disaster....ARNOLD AND MARIA


26 posted on 04/22/2013 4:32:40 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Paladin2

Run into that one and you’ll get *two* black eyes.


27 posted on 04/22/2013 4:33:50 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: BenLurkin
In the end, the state's brave firefighters, joined by contingents from out of state, won the battle.

I've watched those "brave firefighters" sitting idle miles from the blaze... motors running, collecting overtime and yucking it up. The real firefighters are the CCC convict teams. Those guys work their butts off, under supervision of said "brave firefighters."

Arnold is emblematic of what killed California, intentionally.

28 posted on 04/22/2013 4:34:35 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics usually is.)
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To: JohnnyP

My take also.


29 posted on 04/22/2013 4:37:59 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: Cyber Liberty
Ahhhnold wuz lucky to escape alive:

http://seattle.cbslocal.com/2013/01/16/police-woman-smothered-boyfriend-to-death-with-her-breasts/

30 posted on 04/22/2013 4:43:08 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

No pics, but at 5-6, 192 we probably don’t want to see any, LOL.


31 posted on 04/22/2013 4:46:34 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Mastador1
Stop thinking of these asshats as stupid. They know exactly what they are doing, and just because they are blatantly lying to everyone about the need to “do something” about “global warming” does not mean they are stupid.

They are simply attempting to advance their agenda. They know very well how many Americans are dumb enough to fall for this garbage, and they are going to push their agenda until they get exactly what they want: More Money, Control and Power.

32 posted on 04/22/2013 4:47:50 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: JohnnyP
I thought the headline meant that ARNOLD was California’s disaster.

Me too. After reading the article, I didn't have to change my interpretation.

33 posted on 04/22/2013 4:48:12 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Paladin2

I did a Google, and there are a few stories of that nature out there. Great, now we have something else to worry about.


34 posted on 04/22/2013 4:52:38 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Kinda gives a new meaning to embracing diversity.


35 posted on 04/22/2013 5:00:59 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: BenLurkin

Can you believe this idiot?


36 posted on 04/22/2013 5:05:37 PM PDT by AdaGray
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To: Paladin2

More like embracing da Universe....Some of the pics I found doing the Google were...disturbing. (In a *good!* way.)


37 posted on 04/22/2013 5:06:11 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Maelstorm

Well, he is married to a Whats-In-It-For-Me Kennedy.


38 posted on 04/22/2013 5:31:46 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: BenLurkin

Polled, thank you!


39 posted on 04/22/2013 5:34:20 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: dynachrome

Must we do more to prevent climate change?

Yes
64% (8,477 votes)

No
36% (4,677 votes)


40 posted on 04/22/2013 6:13:12 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: BenLurkin
To grow grapes that will give the best wines you want wet springs followed by warm dry summers. You would think these eco wienies would want warmer temps especially in the Napa valley region.
41 posted on 04/23/2013 2:17:23 AM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: Charles Martel

Arnold = California’s Silent Disaster


42 posted on 04/23/2013 2:18:50 AM PDT by x_plus_one (The future is ours, luke 22:36)
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To: BenLurkin

64% No. Noted that the weather channel was shilling hard earlier today. The left is all panicky because people have figured them out. (Sometimes, I love the internet)

They think we’re stupid.


43 posted on 04/23/2013 2:22:11 AM PDT by KGeorge
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To: BenLurkin

I agree, Schwarzenegger is a disaster. Unfortunately he is not silent.


44 posted on 04/23/2013 8:59:43 AM PDT by ricmc2175
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To: BenLurkin

Arnold was the People’s Democratic Republic of Calfornia’s very noisy catastrophe.


45 posted on 04/23/2013 10:21:24 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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46 posted on 04/23/2013 1:05:16 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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To: BenLurkin

Well, Arnold, you made a mess of your personal life, but that’s no reason to make a mess of ours.


47 posted on 04/23/2013 10:07:54 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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