The recent drama at the Oroville Dam was a genuine horror show for us Californians who have been conserving water by the cupful for years. Huge amounts of water were released and flushed into the sea to keep the dam from failing and killing thousands. At least 188,000 people downstream were forced to evacuate.
Someday Californians […]
The ChiCom’s economic success via manufacturing has come with a large cost to the health of the Chinese people and to the environment with choking pollution caused by unrestrained factory emissions. The recent prolonged spell of suffocating smog has shown the severity of the problem.
A few days ago, Beijing issued its first Red Alert of the […]
Here’s a new video about a vital figure in the movement to restrain US immigration to sustainable levels:
A video tribute to John H. Tanton, M.D. – retired ophthalmologist and eye surgeon and founder of the modern immigration reform movement. Dr. Tanton is publisher and former editor of The Social Contract.
As a strong conservationist and leading […]
On Wednesday, the Alabama Republican took the floor of the House to address the effects on America of the great immigration wave we are still experiencing, and which the Democrat Clinton hopes to increase.
As Rep. Brooks noted, billions of people on earth would like to live here, but that is not possible given limited resources […]
On Thursday, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that will force reductions of carbon emissions in the name of global warming prevention. The legislation requires a massive 40 percent cut of CO2 emissions from 1990 levels by 2030.
Few reports mention that in 1990 the state population was around 30 million, while today it is estimated […]
The President visited Yosemite this weekend, so the public’s attention is focused on parks. Naturally, the discussion includes liberal worries that the parks are not diverse enough, and that topic was a front-pager for the San Francisco Chronicle on Sunday.
Liberal outdoorsy types, like Sierra Clubbers, worry that colorful people don’t care about wild places, and […]
In California, we have a spring ritual that has become increasingly important in recent years of worsening drought: the state’s top water watcher heads to a specified spot in the mountains where he sticks his long pole into the snow to estimate the amount of future runoff into streams and rivers.
Below left, Frank Gehrke, chief […]
The Golden State has been more golden brown than usual the last few years, as it has suffered a historic drought. We all had our fingers crossed when professional weather wonks forecast a huge rainy season for 2015-16 because of a monster El Nino which normally brings a lot of precipitation.
The good news is the […]
The Golden Brown State’s fourth year of drought has brought massive land sinkage, aka subsidence, caused by continued and deeper drilling of ground water by farmers. The subsidence has been observed for a while, but it is getting worse as more water is pumped out of the ground.
Not only is the subsidence another warning about […]