I Wonder Why Nevada City has Not Jointed this Foolishness?

Russ Steele

Let the Carbon Games begin, writes KQED’s Climate Watch as cities compete to cut carbon emissions.  

Ten California cities are competing over the next year to reduce their carbon emissions.

Individuals, local governments and businesses will all be involved in the project, called the Cool California Challenge. The Cool California website has a carbon calculator, tips on reducing your footprint and links to rebates. Plus there’s a social media element, so you can envy, goad or cooperate with your neighbors as you see fit.

The competing cities are Chula Vista, Citrus Heights, Davis, Gonzales, Pittsburg, Pleasanton, Sacramento, Santa Cruz, San Jose and Tracy. Participants — whether they’re individuals, companies or other types of organizations — earn points by being more carbon-conscious.

Citrus Heights, Davis, Sacramento, Santa Cruz San Jose and Tracy are the only ones with Cooperative Weather Stations. It might be fund to plot their climate history and then see of this foolishness has any significance. How every with natural cooling forecast it will be hard to tell what is real and what is carbon cooling. According to he Weather Guy on Ch-13 last night Sacramento was cooler than average in March, as were several other cities in the valley.

With all the lefty warmers in Nevada City, I was sure they would be on the list of competitors. I guess they are too buy taking the happiness survey to be worrying about the carbon games.

It was also be interesting to see if any of these cities file for bankruptcy in the competition year, this competition seems just the thing to distract the city staffs from focusing on real world issues.

It looks like Davis had has some smal warming over the last 99 years, with some cooling starting a about 2000 and declining sharply over the last ten years.


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

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