Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Enviros Duping the Supes?

Anybody know what environmental group Wilberta McCarthy is referring to in her letter to the Times- Standard today?

The Board of Supervisors recently approved a "sea level rise study". My eyebrows raised a bit at how much the study will cost: $250,000.00. Not to worry, though. Turns out some environmental group is paying for the study. Makes you wonder why the supes need to approve the study if the county isn't paying for it? It also makes you wonder why the group is paying for the study?

I suspect it's pretty simple: The enviros want to pay for the study so that they can add their own hysterical spin to it. They might even be able to include some "green" solutions to global warming and convince the Board of Supes to implement them.

That doesn't seem far fetched to me. Our Board of Supervisors already proved themselves naive enough to come out in favor of Prop 37 (an initiative that doesn't involve county business) after listening to a one- sided presentation on it. I wouldn't be surprised if they fall for this study's conclusions and any "solutions" the enviros suggest.


At 11:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's nothing hysterical about sea level rise. There's solid evidence. Science is based on evidence. If you want to call people hysterical, which implies their claims are unfounded, you should bring your counter-evidence to the table. FWIW, your opinion is not evidence. It's just opinion.

I expect the supes need to approve because the county will be involved in assisting in some manner (for example, providing property documents, etc.). It's a little more involved than a single person asking to obtain a single document.

At 12:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Humboldt Bay Initiative = Coastal Ecosystems Institute of Nor Cal


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