I returned from Palm Springs on Saturday after a nice drive. I needed to beat the weather front coming in from Southern California that was going to dump a foot of snow on the interstate.
I have to say that I really enjoyed the desert. We hiked up a canyon that had it all. A real Oasis.
We spent a lot of time at our Wilderness Society talking about renewable energy and the challenges it presents to us on the use of Public Lands. I for one think we must do solar development in a way that great landscapes can be protected. At the same time we need to get the Feds off their butts and working harder at doing it. We keep hearing from everyone that it just isn't happening and that the White House economic advisors would axe all support for Solar in the next budget. That will make it impossible for solar to compete with natural gas, a carbon emitter but better than coal, and then the renewable industry fails for 20 years. It will be to late then to arrest damaging climate change in many scientist's opinion.
One thing is for sure. We must kill coal as soon as we can.