The sensible solution to California's ecopolypse is what the author, Maria Atwood, offers almost parenthetically: moving out of California. Now we just have to convince 30 million others to do it too. Rochester New York and Dayton Ohio are looking better all the time.
People have to realize that if we do everything we possibly can it will be hundreds of years before we can expect global temperatures to fall. Moving to where life is more sustainable is one of the things we should be doing.