‘Climate Change’ Went Down Hard In Mid-Terms

It did, it really did. This is what happens when people realize that they actually have to pay for their beliefs, that it won’t just be Someone Else paying

From the link

Efforts to nudge the nation away from burning fossil fuels and toward harnessing renewable sources of energy were rejected by voters Tuesday across a swath of resource-rich Western states.

Voters in Arizona, one of the nation’s most sun-soaked states, handily shot down a measure that would have accelerated its shift toward generating electricity from renewables, particularly solar. Residents in oil- and gas-rich Colorado defeated a measure to sharply limit drilling on state-owned land.

Even in the solidly blue state of Washington, initial results looked grim for perhaps the most consequential climate-related ballot measure in the country this fall: a statewide initiative that would have imposed a first-in-the-nation fee on emissions of carbon dioxide, the most prevalent of the greenhouse gases that drive global warming. While voters in King County, home to Seattle, turned out heavily in favor of the measure, residents across the rest of the state largely opposed it.

One bright spot for environmental advocates came in Nevada, where voters appeared poised to pass a measure similar to the one Arizonans rejected. It would require utilities to generate 50 percent of their electricity from renewables by 2030. The proposal was leading handily with most votes tallied early Wednesday, but even then there was another hurdle. Before the measure could become law, it has to survive a second vote in 2020.

The failure of the ballot measures underscores the difficulty of tackling a global problem like climate change policy at the state and local level, as well as the huge sums of money any effort is likely to require from both sides. Yet, as scientists warn that the world is running short on time to prevent devastating levels of global warming, environmental advocates and Democratic lawmakers have placed much hope in state and local governments to counter the Trump administration’s rollback of Obama-era efforts to combat climate change. (snip)

“What we learned from this election, in states like Colorado, Arizona, and Washington, is that voters reject policies that would make energy more expensive and less reliable,” Thomas Pyle, president of the American Energy Alliance, an industry-backed, free-market advocacy group, said in a statement.

Warmists are fine with this when it hurts someone else, but, their own wallets? Not so much.

The Cult of Climastrology spent enormous amounts of money to get their initiatives through, and mostly failed. Imagine had they taken all that money, potentially as much as $100 million, and used it to build solar farms, wind turbines, damns, and, hey, used it to place solar on people’s homes.

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2 Responses to “‘Climate Change’ Went Down Hard In Mid-Terms”

  1. Dana says:

    “Ballot measures taking aim at climate change fall short..Initiatives in Arizona, Colorado and Washington that would have propped up renewable energy and tamped down on fossil fuels failed to garner enough votes.” Jethro Bodine hardest hit.

  2. Dana says:

    If the voters in liberal western states like Colorado and Washington rejected global warming climate change initiatives, perhaps Barack Hussein Obama was right not to have the Paris Accords structured in a way which would require congressional approval; even if the Democrats had controlled the chambers, it appears that their constituents would not have approved.

    It’s always nice to wish for global warming climate change policies to reduce greenhouse gasses . . . as long as somebody else has to pay for it.

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