On Feb. 8 in Chico’s Gateway Science Museum; in a clear, precise, and dramatic demonstration, Dana Nuccitelli presented to a group of about 100 interested citizens scientific evidence of Global Warming. Mr. Nuccitelli holds a B.S. in Astrophysics from U.C. Berkeley, and an M.S. in Physics from U.C. Davis, and has authored 10 peer-reviewed climate science papers.
He is also the author of Climatology Versus Pseudoscience. The evidence dramatized with visual charts by Mr. Nuccitelli held the attention of the group for about an hour.
Mr. Nuccitelli also showed how the Carr Fire and the Camp Fire were possibly enhanced in severity due to global warming. He showed charts of jet-stream activities that he believed helped intensify the danger of fires like the Carr Fire and Camp Fire due to global warming.
Several people who had been affected by the Camp Fire in Paradise were in the audience.
Following Mr. Nuccitelli’s presentation; Jerry Hinkle presented a possible plan to quickly attack and reduce the extreme dangers of global warming.
His solution was based around the idea of taxing the carbon footprint of producers of pollution, and then using that tax money in multiple ways to be refunded to the people. The policy, simply put, would be adding a fee on fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas. It would start out low; $15 per ton, and would grow $10 per ton each year. The money collected from the carbon fee would be allocated in equal shares every month to the American people to spend as they saw fit. This would make it more costly to produce pollution, and the cost of polluting would be returned back to the people in various ways. This is part of the Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL), a group that is trying to move Congress to be much more active on climate issues. ( More information: www.citizensclimatelobby.org)