Skip to comments.Gavin Newsom, Your Carbon Offsets are Burning
Posted on 11/05/2019 6:53:44 AM PST by raptor22
Those who leave their energy-guzzling multi-million-dollar mansions when they fly off on their private jets to save-the-planet climate change conferences like to ease their consciences and explain their hypocrisy by pointing to their carbon offsets like paying for trees to be planted somewhere that might mature in a hundred years or so.
There are a lot of trees in California and a good number of them are on fire, thanks to environmental regulations and policies that are supposed to protect the environment but are in fact destroying it. The irony in California that the very trees that are supposed to be sucking up those nasty carbon emissions are now a major producer of carbon emissions...
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Kinda ironic Democrats are belching huge amounts of carbon at the same time they decry our leaving the Paris Accord.
Its always someone elses fault the planet is doomed in the next 11 years.
I call it the selling of green indulgences by the church of Gaia.
Its exactly the same idea as in the Middle Ages. Commit all the sin you want. Cough up some money to wash away your sins. Then you get to preach about how noble and righteous you are - even while massively sinning.
Thank the Sierra Club
PG&E is bankrupt. Its senior executive, key engineers and technical personnel are leaving and taking remunerative jobs out of state. Soon the state will be forced to run PG&E. Does anyone think that the socialists can competently run such a critical complex company. The energy situation in California is going to get much worse even if these silly environmental regulations are rescinded.
Does all the smoke from the fires contribute to air pollution?
Making room for more trees.
This is just one more reason I am not planning to return to CA when I retire.
If CA ever becomes sane again, I might change my mind. But at this time, the state looks like a lost cause.
Democrats have no idea how life on earth begins and how it ends. For from dust we come and to dust we shall return.
Not simply ironic. It’s hypocritical.
Is it only 11 now???
I better stack up on booze.
I know several good men that have already left PGE. 2 more I know taking early retirement.
You cant just run an add on Craigslist and find good linemen. Special breed of men.
And California running anything effectively is laughable ... except taxing people then misappropriating the funds
Federal permits to harvest dead and dying trees take about a year to get approved on federal ground. The California State permits I file as a professional forester to harvest dead and dying trees on private land here in California take 4-6 weeks to get approved. Why is this important?
After the trees dies, insects begin to eat through the wood and rot/decay begins to break down the fiber. What that means is that six months after a pine tree dies, the log is borderline merchantable to a sawmill, after eight months the sawmills will not buy it. The firs last about a year before they become unmarketable.
Most private landowners try to salvage fire kill timber immediately, so they can use the money from selling the logs to reforest the property. When I tell them I cant get them a permit for almost two months they are astounded.
Fires burn in the fall here - lets use the Carr Fire that burned up Redding last year on July 25. Us foresters were not allowed in untill a month later - around September 1. Two months to get a permit puts us around November 1. The “winter period” begins November 15. This restricts logging operations to dry rainless periods. Usually around mid December it becomes to wet to log.
The ground dries out in early April - eight months after the fire. The pine is now borderline worthless. See how this works? No money from selling the logs equals no money to replant the forest. Many get disgusted and sell their property. The land reverts to a brush field with dead trees sticking up out of it. It usually burns ten years later in another 100,000 acre conflagration.
It has gotten worse over the last 20 years, but this actually started in 1988 on the federal level, and 1990 at the State level.
Accurate reporting on this is virtually non-existant. Almost every article on forests that I read is propaganda.
Thanks for your input. I learned quite a few things here which I didn’t know. It sounds as if environmental restrictions and the realities of the timber and logging businesses, are contributing to what we see with these conflagrations.
No, parts of the equation were fully established when I moved to California in 1980.
They had already built over many of the required agricultural belts and were rapidly gobbling up most of those which remained.
You cannot stop a fire from spreading in seventy mile an hour or better winds without plowing a three to five mile wide firebreak. And once you build houses and shopping centers on the pastures and fields which were originally planned as your fire breaks you aren’t plowing them any more.
When I moved to California, I was appalled.
Perhaps the indigenous inhabitants of California residing in all the sanctuary cities can properly run PG&E?
Amazing! Thank you for your insights. When we look back 10, 100, or thousand years from now we will see that Government meddling in private markets was the root cause of most of the existential problems in what was the United States of America.
Being in the energy business here as ansolar contractor had to competition for PG&E I can tell you that you are correct the state is looking to take over utility and woe be to this state if that ever happens because those idiots in Sacramento are the dumbest people on the planet I dont know if an electron from a proton
Of corse not silly, it is all organic or something.
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