There isn’t a blue state and city (along with many red ones) that doesn’t have a “climate mitigation plan” or something similar in place to ward off the imaginary crisis that has generated billions in wealth for ESG capital and for politically connected figures like Al Gore.
California has taken the lead in basing disaster responses on the myth that snow and cold temperatures were going away and that the future would be defined by “climate change” and warming temperatures.
Like most blue enclaves, California didn’t plan for real-world climate variations. Now people are dead.
A dozen deaths have been reported in mountain towns, many of them elderly people cut off by the snow, under a political system that had decided to pretend that snow was a relic of the distant past.
Snow was supposed to disappear. Climate mitigation strategies often acted like it didn’t exist or as if the defining climate situation would involve less and less of it, not more and more.
There have also been many other storm deaths.
Preparations were not made. And that’s not just a California issue. Disaster response and climate risk management has entirely come to mean relying on an environmentalist narrative that blames the weather on human industrial activity and presumes that the weather will follow its political guidelines.
What happens when it doesn’t? People die.
Environmentalists lied, Californians died.