WEF Praises California As ‘Climate Role Model’

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The World Economic Forum (WEF) is hailing California and its strict climate change measures as a model for the world to follow.

Praise for the Democrat stronghold can be found in a paper published by the WEF with the exhortation “Learn more about how the state can be a climate role model for other regions.”

As one example of ‘where the future lies’, the WEF points to a recent Californian decree which specifies that 100 percent of new cars must be electric, hybrid or hydrogen-powered by 2035.

Breitbart reports: It goes on to cite “climate warnings from the IPCC highlight the urgent need to cut global emissions” while applauding “great strides” in California towards decarbonizing energy, although it adds a precautionary note that “greater investment is needed to scale up and accelerate the pace of electrification.”

Author of the paper is Pedro J. Pizarro, President and Chief Executive Officer, Edison International, and a Vice Chairman, Edison Electric Institute.

The paper is quick to assert money – and lots of it – must be spent to ensure change embodied by a carbon-neutral economy is delivered: It says:

A net-zero carbon economy is achievable, although it won’t be easy. In California alone, Pathway 2045 analysis estimates the state will need up to $250 billion between now and 2045 to add 80 gigawatts of bulk renewable power and 30 gigawatts of utility-scale storage, plus the grid enhancements needed to support all of that. Our state’s economy will require further investments for clean end-use electrification technologies.

California Governor Gavin Newsom submitted a 2022 budget proposal with funding to help get the state on track to meet its goals. We support the significant funding requests for clean energy and electrification investments, such as energy storage, pollution-free mobility and building electrification. I am especially pleased to see almost $1 billion earmarked for building decarbonization, which will scale up and accelerate the pace of electrification.

Ultimately the WEF-published paper points out “societies around the world must reduce emissions at a much faster rate than ever before to mitigate the most severe impacts of climate change and adapt to the effects that are no longer avoidable.”

A bicyclist rides north on the new Polk Street bike lane in San Francisco, Calif. on Saturday, May 24, 2014. (Photo By Paul Chinn/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)

It sees carbon neutrality allied with “unprecedented urgency and commitment. Whatever the politics, the tangible steps we’re taking in California to decarbonize the economy can serve as a practical road map for what happens elsewhere.”

Despite the Geneva-based WEF praise for California, it doesn’t look like residents entirely agree it is the future, as Breitbart News reported.

The state ranks second in the nation for outbound moves, according to a Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago report released last month, with many middle class residents being forced to leave the state due to California’s strict adherence to “environmentalism.”

California lost 352,000 residents between April 2020 and January 2022, according to the state’s Department of Finance statistics.

The departure of hundreds of thousands of California residents comes after the state lost a congressional seat for the first time in history due to its below-average population increase from 2010 to 2020.


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  1. California, a “Climate Role Model” with no cars, where people will have to walk to go places, like in the Third World.

  2. EVERYone left kally in the covid cove dazes you can buy cal from donald trump now for one$

    • NOT so much so the fires&wind and the mud slides bumper-bumper gangs and toxic water and everything else

  3. Here’s a chronology of the pranks that are repeated over and over again and nobody notices:

    1966: Oil Gone in Ten Years
    1967: Dire Famine Forecast By 1975
    1968: Overpopulation Will Spread Worldwide
    1969: Everyone Will Disappear In a Cloud Of Blue Steam By 1989
    1970: World Will Use Up All its Natural Resources by 2000
    1970: Urban Citizens Will Require Gas Masks by 1985
    1970: Nitrogen buildup Will Make All Land Unusable
    1970: Decaying Pollution Will Kill all the Fish
    1970s: Killer Bees!
    1970: Ice Age By 2000
    1970: America Subject to Water Rationing by 1974 and Food Rationing By 1980
    1971: New Ice Age Coming By 2020 or 2030
    1972: New Ice Age By 2070
    1972: Oil Depleted in 20 Years
    1974: Space Satellites Show New Ice Age Coming Fast
    1974: Another Ice Age?
    1974: Ozone Depletion a ‘Great Peril to Life
    1976: Scientific Consensus Planet Cooling, Famines imminent
    1977: Department of Energy Says Oil will Peak in 90s
    1978: No End in Sight to 30-Year Cooling Trend
    1980: Acid Rain Kills Life In Lakes
    1980: Peak Oil In 2000
    1988: Regional Droughts (that never happened) in 1990s
    1988: Temperatures in DC Will Hit Record Highs
    1988: Maldive Islands will Be Underwater by 2018 (they’re not)
    1989: Rising Sea Levels will Obliterate Nations if Nothing Done by 2000
    1989: New York City’s West Side Highway Underwater by 2019 (it’s not)
    1996: Peak Oil in 2020
    2000: Children Won’t Know what Snow Is
    2002: Famine In 10 Years If We Don’t Give Up Eating Fish, Meat, and Dairy
    2002: Peak Oil in 2010
    2004: Britain will Be Siberia by 2024
    2005: Manhattan Underwater by 2015
    2006: Super Hurricanes!
    2008: Arctic will Be Ice Free by 2018
    2008: Climate Genius Al Gore Predicts Ice-Free Arctic by 2013
    2009: Climate Genius Prince Charles Says we Have 96 Months to Save World
    2009: UK Prime Minister Says 50 Days to ‘Save The Planet From Catastrophe’
    2009: Climate Genius Al Gore Moves 2013 Prediction of Ice-Free Arctic to 2014
    2013: Arctic Ice-Free by 2015
    2014: Only 500 Days Before ‘Climate Chaos
    2019: Hey Greta, we need you to convince them it’s really going to happen this time
    Thanks -Dan Asmussen
    It’s an endless loop that always works and leaves people brainless with fear.

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