Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors Recognize Climate Emergency

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Santa Barbara environmental organization representatives, including Bob Perry (bottom center), gathered to discuss the climate emergency with the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors


Source: World Business Academy

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors approved a Declaration of a Climate Emergency introduced by County Supervisor Das Williams on December 10th, 2019.

The declaration followed a Washington Post article featuring Santa Barbara, which is warming at twice the rate of the rest of the country. In under two centuries, Santa Barbara County has warmed 4.1ºF.

Originally drafted by Emiliano Campobello and Robert (Bob) Perry of The Climate Mobilization Santa Barbara County Chapter (TCM-SBC), the resolution initiates the first step in understanding the severity of the climate crisis and its local impacts, as well as implements goals moving forward.

Bob Perry is the Director of Energy Research at the World Business Academy and has been a vocal advocate to move the County away from fossil fuels toward a 21st century electric grid for many years. Together with Emiliano Campobello and Grace Feldman of the Santa Barbara Standing Rock Coalition, Perry worked to establish the Santa Barbara County TCM Chapter in 2018. TCM-SBC members also come from Sunrise, 350SB, and many other local environmental organizations. Some are unaffiliated.

TCM originally began in 2014 with a mission to protect people and the environment from the climate crisis through policy advocacy and political work. To learn more about TCM, visit https://www.theclimatemobilization.org.

The County’s recognition implies immense urgency for individuals, businesses, and politicians to create change in our community. TCM goals include leaving behind fossil fuel infrastructure, increasing renewable energy resources, and meeting emission reduction goals.

In 1969, Santa Barbara became the birthplace to the modern environmental movement, giving way to many of the organizations that still exist today. The County has become a unique setting for environmental activism, and the many researchers, advocates, activists, and organizations are working together to create effective change and set the groundwork for other counties. While this declaration is a victory for the County, it is only the first step in actualizing mobilization.

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a-1579223524 Jan 16, 2020 05:12 PM
Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors Recognize Climate Emergency

Very few people seem to be listening, or certainly are not paying attention, to all of the climate-related talk. The majority of day-to-day regular working folks are concerned about other things. Calling people hurtful names because they disagree with you does not go far amongst civilized peeps.

ZeroHawk Jan 16, 2020 03:18 PM
Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors Recognize Climate Emergency

wow...some of these comments and the deniers...just wow. do you people read? do you leave your shelters and roam the planet? Go outside? Have you traveled recently? do you even believe in facts or science? or do you just hold that bible tight and hope hope hope? FFS...

Chip of SB Jan 17, 2020 01:57 PM
Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors Recognize Climate Emergency

Mac, you said nobody in climate science has mentioned ice ages since the 60s. Here is a 1974 Time article discussing the perils of a coming ice age complete with quotes from climatologists. https://web.archive.org/web/20060812025725/http://time-proxy.yaga.com/time/archive/printout/0,23657,944914,00.html

macpuzl Jan 16, 2020 03:19 PM
Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors Recognize Climate Emergency

STD - Um, that's not a quote from me, but from the media bias fact check organization. This has nothing to do with ideology, except on the denier side. Though you're entitled to your own opinion, there is only one set of facts on AGW and the facts are, indeed, alarming. And to those who wrongly claim that the dire climate predictions have been in error, I can only point out that they have almost entirely proven to be not only correct for the last three decades, but have sometimes understated the severity. Nobody in climate science has mentioned ice ages since the 60s, and what mentions there were are in regard to the effects of a nuclear war. Having an open mind means you're willing to change you views *when new data shows a contradiction*, not that you ignore a large body of existing facts and have, instead, an open garbage can.

Sam The Dog Jan 16, 2020 02:30 PM
Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors Recognize Climate Emergency

Excuse me Macpuz? To quote you: "Headlines and articles typically contain emotional loaded language that favors the right". You mean the exact same thing the climate "alarmists" and the left are doing? There is a middle ground between the left/right and alarmists/deniers, a middle ground I usually find my self if, a common-sense, no loaded language fact based middle you waved bye bye to long ago. You see, to be in this wonderful middle you need to listen to others, especially when their opinions differ from yours, keep an open mind, and allow your opinions to change over time as new insight and information is presented.

macpuzl Jan 16, 2020 01:57 PM
Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors Recognize Climate Emergency

Quote from https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/competitive-enterprise-institute/
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In review, the CEI promotes environmental policies based on limited government regulation and property rights and rejects what they call “global warming alarmism”. Headlines and articles typically contain emotional loaded language that favors the right such as this Wrong Again: 50 Years of Failed Eco-pocalyptic Predictions. This story comes from the questionable climate change denial website RealClimateScience. When not promoting climate change pseudoscience, they advocate for Libertarian positions such as small government and property rights. Editorially, the primary purpose of the CEI is to mislead on climate change.

macpuzl Jan 16, 2020 01:48 PM
Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors Recognize Climate Emergency

Ah, yes, the Competitive Enterprise Institute is obviously a bastion of scientific climate information. Just another batch of deniers financed by the carbon industry. You can read about their chief denier here:
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https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Myron_Ebell

Chip of SB Jan 16, 2020 01:37 PM
Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors Recognize Climate Emergency

The scare mongering signs and exhibits at GNP are just one of many failed climate apocalypse predictions. Here is a collection of a bunch of them: https://cei.org/blog/wrong-again-50-years-failed-eco-pocalyptic-predictions ------ Someday these climate alarmist predictions will take their rightful place on this list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_dates_predicted_for_apocalyptic_events

mp805 Jan 16, 2020 07:01 AM
Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors Recognize Climate Emergency

MACPUZL, if you are going to discredit someone for not having the credentials to comment on climate change lets take a look at TCM- The Climate Mobilization group who has taken the SB Supes hostage... The board of TCM are all Climate activists, one socialist and not one scientist...TCM BOARD - Margaret Klein Salamon - Founder & Executive Director is a THERAPIST, Ezra Silk - Strategy & Policy Director is a REPORTER, Matt Renner - Deputy Director is a NON PROFIT EXECUTIVE, Malik Russell - Communications Director is a JOURNALIST, Rebecca Harris - Organizing Director is a COMMS DIRECTOR FOR THE UNION, Sydney Ghazarian - Digital Organizer - FOUNDER NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS OF AMERICA ECO SOCIALISTS, Marina Mails - Community Manager is a THERAPIST. Not one of these people are scientist...they are all climate activists?

NamasteYogi Jan 15, 2020 09:18 PM
Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors Recognize Climate Emergency

Lmaooooo is that the picture of them recognizing climate change? Wait… This is the board of supervisors picture recognizing a climate emergency? They sure look happy.
Isn’t this the same county that has opened up all the land and all of our local areas to marijuana growers?

Wow. What a hoot.

Shasta Guy Jan 15, 2020 09:16 PM
Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors Recognize Climate Emergency

The “Gone By 2020” Exhibits in Glacier National Park are an example of government sponsored global warming propaganda. Focus was first placed on this in the article posted in Wattsupwiththat in June of 2019 based on a visitor taking a video of the exhibit and posting it online: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/06/06/glacier-national-park-quietly-removes-its-gone-by-2020-signs-2/ *** With the calendar rolling over to 2020, surprisingly even CNN covered this failed prediction in a story dated Jan 8, 2020: https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/08/us/glaciers-national-park-2020-trnd/index.html *** All you need to do is search “Glaciers + Gone By 2020” and you’ll see several articles on. Several other global warming predictions from prominent organizations also failed to materialize with year turning over to 2020. Beware of the Government + Global Warming Industrial Complex.

macpuzl Jan 15, 2020 10:54 PM
Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors Recognize Climate Emergency

Quote from https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/watts-up-with-that/
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Overall, we rate Watts Up with That a strong pseudoscience and conspiracy website based on the promotion of consistent human influenced climate denialism propaganda. Mostly he just repeats the same tired old denier talking points, or pulls out some random data and says, "Look, it's cold somewhere!"
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Quote from https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Anthony_Watts
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Willard Anthony Watts (Anthony Watts) is a blogger, weathercaster and non-scientist, paid AGW denier who runs the website wattsupwiththat.com. He does not have a university qualification and has no climate credentials other than being a radio weather announcer. His website is parodied and debunked at the website wottsupwiththat.com Watts is on the payroll of the Heartland Institute, which itself is funded by polluting industries.[1]

macpuzl Jan 15, 2020 10:35 PM
Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors Recognize Climate Emergency

What you should beware of are fraudster sites like wattsup which are backed by dark-money carbon interests, peddling climate science denial. As the reality of AGW becomes more and more obvious to even their shills, it will be very entertaining to see how their contortions and lies become increasingly absurd.

a-1579027763 Jan 14, 2020 10:49 AM
Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors Recognize Climate Emergency

More and more climate alarmists and their "science" is being exposed every day. When their gig is up, they feel cornered, become desparate, and lash out. Name calling and bullying are part of the tactics they use to hide their embarrassment. Just read their reactionary comments in this thread...then they throw the links out to iffy science articles and studies. Quite funny, actually.

macpuzl Jan 14, 2020 06:48 PM
Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors Recognize Climate Emergency

I see. In your post-factual, delusional world, providing facts to counter lies and bloviation is "lashing out". Iffy science does not come from NASA, the National Academy of Sciences, and climate science groups. It comes from the dark-money financed astroturf groups that push the carbon agenda, because their only interest is profit. Luckily, the majority of people in the world are rational, and your distortions are being recognized and rejected.

a-1578971649 Jan 13, 2020 07:14 PM
Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors Recognize Climate Emergency

Frankly, I'm more concerned that 5 teenagers between here and Lompoc have been shot or stabbed in the last 2 days. Who cares if the Board resolved to be concerned about climate change?? We got bigger problems, obviously. Jeez Louise.

a-1579020832 Jan 14, 2020 08:53 AM
Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors Recognize Climate Emergency

PITMIX - 7:14pm here. You missed my point. I was commenting on the fact that there were 54 comments on this thread arguing about whether or not some scientific facts are facts or not, meanwhile ZERO comments on the articles about the teenagers being shot and stabbed in our community.

a-1578965421 Jan 13, 2020 05:30 PM
Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors Recognize Climate Emergency

Whenever people can't back up their position with facts they resort to what they perceive to be attacking the person speaking fact against their position - like they think saying "climate denier" or "conservative" or the like is some sort of insult, or even true. It's sure sign they've lost their argument and are not ad hominem attacking their opposition personally. Clear as day, they got nothin.

Sam The Dog Jan 14, 2020 03:30 PM
Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors Recognize Climate Emergency

I think part of the problem is you lump everyone who questions these outlandish "climate apocalypse" claims as a climate denier. I have been labeled on edhat several times a climate denier, merely because I dared to question and provided counter points to the climate alarmists on these boards. While I agree the climate is changing, and people have contributed to that, I don't believe the anthropocentric effects are as significant long-term as the alarmists push, and because of that I am now labeled a denier.

PitMix Jan 14, 2020 08:34 AM
Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors Recognize Climate Emergency

No, climate denier is just stating the truth. It really doesn't seem like the deniers posting here would accept any amount of facts if they oppose their opinion. But this is what it means to be in a post-truth society with a fake news leader and party.

macpuzl Jan 13, 2020 03:26 PM
Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors Recognize Climate Emergency

Here's what we should be doing, instead of killing ourselves with carbon-based fuels:
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https://phys.org/news/2019-08-scientists-hydrogen-gas-oil-bitumen.html
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https://phys.org/news/2020-01-scientists-sustainably-chemicals-nature.html

ZeroHawk Jan 16, 2020 03:15 PM
Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors Recognize Climate Emergency

Pitmix, i agree with all of your posts on this thread. the deniers are ignorant fools that are destroying our earth and the earth that my kids will inherit. These deniers are about as insane as a religious fanatic. Deny this. My friend lives in Kiribati. Their land is disappearing. Those islands will be under water in less than 50 years. Several other island nations as well. But not, it's not happening. We are all making this up. *facepalm*

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