A very interesting statistic on global warming which is glossed over by the carbon-dioxide control measure proponents is that 97% of the thermal trapping in Earth's atmosphere is done by water vapor with CO2 furnishing only about 3%. Even if we completely shut down all man-made carbon sources tommorrow we would only have a minimal effect on global warming. And even the most rabid eco-freak is not proposing a total shutdown.
This affects me because many pro-nuclear activists have jumped on the global warming bandwagon as a way to promote nuclear power which emits no carbon dioxide or other harmful emmisions.
Looked at objectively, the evidence for global warming caused by industrial society is highly problematic. We really dodged a bullet when Al Gore lost in Florida! :-}
Maybe the solution to California's woes is to immediately start building coal plants.