Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Governor's View

Bust of Prof. J. Robert Oppenheimer, co-director of the Manhattan Project, at UC-Berkeley
Gov. Jerry Brown told climate scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Tuesday that addressing climate change is the moral equivalent to building the atomic bomb first in World War II. He likened the “existential threat” of climate change to Nazi Germany, and noted that California’s universities managed the national laboratories that built the bomb 70 years ago. “That’s a good predicate to how to deal with the existential threat of climate change,” he said. “I can’t emphasize enough how important the University of California is in meeting this existential threat.”...

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We have noted this history in prior posts, e.g., http://uclafacultyassociation. The governor forgot to note that the Manhattan Project and its counterpart activities at Berkeley were essentially funded during World War II with a blank check.

Anyway, it appears that UC prez Napolitano also has grand plans:

Reducing the human carbon footprint is a "moral imperative," University of California President Janet Napolitano said Tuesday as she vowed to turn the system's 10 campuses into a living laboratory for solutions that can be scaled up to state, national and global levels. Napolitano made the comments at a two-day climate change summit at UC San Diego, where researchers discussed their blueprint for actions that they say the state and the world should undertake to tackle the problem — including reducing the carbon footprint of the wealthiest 1 billion people. The plan will be presented at next month's landmark climate change conference in Paris...

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