Schwarzenegger Fights Global Warming … with his fist.

Ok, so not with his fists, but with a bill.

The measure passed by the Democrat-dominated legislature last month caps the state’s man-made greenhouse gas emissions. The most populous U.S. state seeks to reduce its emissions to 1990 levels by 2020, a cut of around 25 percent.

The Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 is also a direct challenge to the Bush administration, which has opposed mandatory caps to fight climate change, from a state that has often led the way nationally in new environmental standards.

This is one of the reasons why I love California. Schwarzenegger is a badass. I have a feeling that’s what some people say about Bush, but Arnold was an immigrant who came to America and actually DID STUFF. He was Mr. Olympia. He’s star red in huge blockbusters. Even if this isn’t the stuff that govenor’s should be made of, its a step up from drunkenly failing at life while Daddy pays the bills AND THEN becoming governor of Texas.

PS I read State of Fear by Michale Crighton. Very interesting. Will blog later.

What Will We Tell Our Children?

After Robert Ebert saw Al Gore’s documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, this is what he had to say:

In 39 years, I have never written these words in a movie review, but here they are: You owe it to yourself to see this film. If you do not, and you have grandchildren, you should explain to them why you decided not to.

Global Warming is real

That is not the question. No matter how much oil companies try to throw uncertainty into the arguement, the facts stand for themselves. The question is, what are you going to do about it?

Climatecrisis.net has a section on how you can take action. Real simple actions like switching incadescent light bulbs, turning down the thermostat in the winter by 2 degrees and more.

And if you don’t take action, if you ignore this issue, if we as a people choose not to face this issue, we will face another question. And that is from our children and grandchildren. And that question is:

Why didn’t you do anything?