What He Said (He Being the U.S. Secretary of Energy)

In the Guardian, via Planetizen:

Unless there is timely action on climate change, California’s agricultural bounty could be reduced to a dust bowl and its cities disappear, Barack Obama’s energy secretary said yesterday.

In blunt language, [Steven] Chu said Americans had yet to fully understand the urgency of dealing with climate change. “I don’t think the American public has gripped in its gut what could happen,” he told the Los Angeles Times in his first interview since taking the post. “We’re looking at a scenario where there’s no more agriculture in California. I don’t actually see how they can keep their cities going.”

Anyhoo, let’s spend billions on an underground bypass highway, and let’s howl and lie about efforts to promote TOD, and sure, why not, the auto industry is hurting, so let’s subsidize the purchase of cars.