Out for a spin on a California coastal road. (Photo: oneinchpunch, via Shutterstock)
OPINION Rather than imposing climate austerity measures that perpetuate poverty, there are wiser investments we can make today that will have a greater impact on reducing wildfires and creating healthier forests without adversely impacting disadvantaged communities, people of color, and the struggling middle class in our state.
If you listen to Jerry Brown, you would think he was one of the foremost proactive climate change leaders around. At UC Berkeley last week, he said, “the changes in our climate are…, soon to be irreversible” (May 20th, 2013). . On May 23rd, the Sacramento Bee reported that Governor Brown “complained bitterly” that “the