Climate Change Has An Identity Crisis
A Threat by Any Other Name; Climate change is political. Should planners talk about something else?
Henry Grabar, March 6, 2017 (Slate)
“…[On the Republican Party-dominated Great Plains, the average temperature has jumped 1.5 degrees in the last 50 years and is expected to rise between 2.5 and 13 degrees by the end of this century, severely compounding already measurable changes that are transforming the environmental factors. M]ayors, county commissioners, and other officials have been pushing policies to adapt to their changing environment and slow its transformation…Some are basic quality-of-life proposals that establish biking and hiking trails or require developers to plant trees. Other, less popular initiatives were more explicit, like green fleets of municipal vehicles or zoning ordinances that account for sprawl’s impact on greenhouse gas emissions…[Most are not framed as climate change measures but as ways to save money, conserve resources, or preserve] clean water…The Rockefeller Foundation has invested more than $500 million in resilience since 2005 and developed 100 Resilient Cities, an organization that helps [prepare] cities around the world…” click here for more