| Most Californians accept the reality of global warming. They also understand that its effects are to be taken very, very seriously - from rising sea levels that threaten the SF Bay Area and the Port of LA-Long Beach to drought and firestorms to threats to the wine industry. Only a fool would say we have no reason to take quick and aggressive action on global warming to forestall and/or deal with these and other related impacts.
So does that make Carly Fiorina a fool? Or just a global warming denier? Check out what she told the Sacramento Bee:
Calling it an "unbelievable job killer," GOP Senate candidate Carly Fiorina today urged the elimination of California's landmark global warming law....
And she said the science involved in global warming should be subject to more scrutiny.
"I think we should have the courage always to examine the science," she said.
Fiorina, caring not a whit about the thousands of jobs AB 32 has created in the green tech industry, has apparently declared herself a climate scientist. She's offered no facts or analysis to support her claims that AB 32 kills jobs or that global warming science needs greater scrutiny.
More importantly, she's proved that she cares nothing at all for the millions of people who either live in a place or depend on places that will be underwater if the Greenland Ice Sheet or one of the Antarctic Ice Sheets melts in the coming years and decades.
I guess all those people who live and work in those areas don't count as much as the handful of folks who might possibly be impacted by AB 32. Not to Fiorina, who seems to believe that any change to the status quo is bad, even if that change is designed to avert catastrophe in the near future.