SACRAMENTO — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed a powerful new centralized authority under his direct control that would be charged with implementing one of the nation’s most far-reaching initiatives to curb global warming.

Schwarzenegger has submitted his plan to various interests negotiating legislation that would map California’s route toward a gradual rollback of greenhouse gas emissions, blamed for global warming, to 1990 levels by 2020, a potential 25 percent reduction.

Schwarzenegger’s hand-picked Climate Action Board also would carry the authority to delay the 2020 deadline if regulations prove too punitive toward business.

That last part makes it sound more like a “Climate Action-Figure Board,” if you ask me.  Full story here.