Climate Rally Held in Santa Barbara

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Source: Sunrise Santa Barbara

Today, UCSB Environmental Affairs Board, Sunrise Santa Barbara, the Society of Fearless Grandmothers, SB 350, and SBCAN came together at the Santa Barbara County Admin Building to call on Governor Newsom to end oil and gas permits in California.

This was one of 11 such actions across the state, coordinated by the Last Chance Alliance. 

Attendees wrote messages to Gov. Newsom on the sidewalk in chalk. Speakers talked about the need to end fossil fuel extraction to mitigate climate change and to protect the health of communities situated near oil and gas wells.

They cited the rising temperatures, sea levels, and severity of natural disasters around the world and in California, and they advocated for a just transition to an equitable economy focused on renewable energy. 


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dukemunson Apr 10, 2022 08:52 AM
Climate Rally Held in Santa Barbara

Protesting is fun, and it was a perfect day for it it! Now they have no concept of reality and what they are saying is utterly preposterous, but a bit of fun nonetheless…

Cadillackid Apr 08, 2022 09:43 PM
Climate Rally Held in Santa Barbara

Tree huggers that don’t own cars or live a normal civilized life that probably inherited a house from their loved ones and only pay tax property to survive and live off caned beans and ramen noodles

Cadillackid Apr 08, 2022 09:53 PM
Climate Rally Held in Santa Barbara

What does my name have anything to do with that I used to own a Cadillac that’s why my name is Cadillac kid on here

yin yang Apr 09, 2022 10:09 PM
Climate Rally Held in Santa Barbara

Kid, I'm confused. What's wrong with inheriting a home and not owning a car and living a low-impact life? My house proceeds will go to a couple of non-profits when I die, I don't have a car, and I live a very low-impact life.

Am I uncivilized?!

ParvoPup Apr 08, 2022 10:53 PM
Climate Rally Held in Santa Barbara

Honest question - do you really think we stand a chance in Hades of reversing climate change at this point?

Thirty people wearing plastic shoes, synthetic tie-dyes, polypropylene shirts holding a plastic water bottle and waving signs printed with oil-based markers screeching on about "Big Oil" like it's still 1969 ain't gonna get the job done.

Chip of SB Apr 09, 2022 10:28 AM
Climate Rally Held in Santa Barbara

Nothing like going out and protesting for the cause of weakening the position of the US and Europe against its adversaries, Putin and Xi. These people might as well be holding a “maximize Putin’s oil and gas revenue to support his invasion of Ukraine” rally. Every pipeline and every well that is shut down makes Putin a little bit stronger and the US a little bit weaker.

'goose Apr 09, 2022 12:04 PM
Climate Rally Held in Santa Barbara

Well intentioned? YES!
Misinformed? VERY MUCH SO!
These people do NOT realize that fossil fuels not only are used to make gasoline, but myriad other products that we ALL use in our daily lives. I've heard that about 50% of it in NOT for gas. Along with the 'clean' electric car myth, (an electric car is merely a storage battery on wheels that gets its power from ANOTHER source) they believe that they are saving the planet. There is NO WAY we can enjoy the lifestyle we do without fossil fuels and giving them up just makes us more vulnerable to adversaries who DO produce them.

a-1649535275 Apr 09, 2022 01:14 PM
Climate Rally Held in Santa Barbara

You'll see the same old tired arguments, long debunked, by the climate science deniers. Nonsense like "climate has always changed". You can see the refutations by climate scientists at:

FernaldPoint93108 Apr 09, 2022 01:22 PM
Climate Rally Held in Santa Barbara

In addition to banning oil and gas permits in CA there must be a ban of all IMPORTS of oil and gas into CA otherwise CA fossil fuel burning will remain unchanged.

a-1649539718 Apr 09, 2022 02:28 PM
Climate Rally Held in Santa Barbara

Only by continuing to use oil and sending them money do we empower those who want to despoil our democracy along with our planet.

edney Apr 09, 2022 02:44 PM
Climate Rally Held in Santa Barbara

What is the time frame for the implementation of banning oil, gas permits in CA as well as all imports and how much would that reduce CA's overall carbon footprint?

I will say that command economies were seen as failures by Leon Trotsky who believed that those at the top of the chain of command, regardless of their intellectual capacity, operated without the input and participation of the millions of people who participate in the economy and who understand/respond to local conditions and changes in the economy.

edney Apr 09, 2022 05:19 PM
Climate Rally Held in Santa Barbara

Since we live in the Western US where distances driven are longer, how many miles do you have to drive an EV with a 400 Mile range to put out less overall emissions than a Corvette?
Are you aware that at a 400 mile range, a hybrid beats an EV?

Because of propaganda. There is no such thing as a Zero emissions vehicle

a-1649648912 Apr 10, 2022 08:48 PM
Climate Rally Held in Santa Barbara

You've been fooled by the carbon lobby propaganda. Zero emission means just that - no emissions during operation. Depending on the design hybrids emit almost immediately, as they contain low-capacity batteries. Worst of both worlds.

edney Apr 10, 2022 02:21 PM
Climate Rally Held in Santa Barbara

How large should all of the USA "Sacrifice Zones" be to accomodate wind, solar?

What should be sacrificed in order to mine lithium and should the equipment doing the mining, shipping be all powered by green electric?

Are you comfortable with using half a million gallons of water in desert regions to produce 1 ton of lithium?

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