Can local actions substitute for federal help against the effects of warming? Luckily, there’s a whole lot we can do.
An article I wrote is being picked up by smaller city news operations from OtherWords syndication. It’s about the dramatic switch in Washington against fighting the causes of global warming. Luckily there are lots of things we can do within our families and local communities to protect ourselves against its effects.
The difference between municipal lip service and actually creating a climate-proof city . . .
. . . might be the work of a CRO. Atlanta just appointed one, responsible for coordinating efforts across city departments against the effects of warming, among other concerns. Flood prevention, emergency management, fresh water security, and other adaptations to climate change are on the list.
If your city could do with more resiliency initiatives, suggest […]
Lost driver: “Can you tell me how to get to Union Grove?” Roadside farmer: “No. But if I was you, I wouldn’t start from here.”
Most of us have trouble seeing from here down the road. If we ponder what life would be like with a lot less water, air-conditioning, meat, or municipal services, it’s hard to visualize. How would limited transportation, lower home values, more community conflict, and food scarcities feel? We can’t quite imagine.
At about a 30% water shortage, residents predicted the city would deteriorate. 35% reductions have just been mandated.
Santa Cruz, a county of natural beauty between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Cruz Mountains, is rated at “Extreme” risk for long-term water shortages. (400 American counties have such ratings. Another 600 are rated “High” risk.)
Way back in 2003, to involve its residents in visualizing the problems ahead, the city asked how people would feel […]
Cohousing can have advantages any time, but especially when energy, food and other family budget threats loom. […]
Walkable, bikeable, transit-oriented mixed-use neighborhoods are predicted to be in demand, pushing up prices and encouraging construction. […]