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US mayors to use nature to fight climate change
Yahoo! News ^ | 6/22/14 | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI - ap

Posted on 06/22/2014 3:23:08 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

HOUSTON (AP) — Mayors from the GOP-dominated states of Texas and Arizona are calling on cities to use nature to fight the impacts of climate change, even while Republican governors and lawmakers repeatedly question the science that shows human-caused pollution contributes to global warming.

As conservative governors criticize the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's new rules designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, the mayors — many from cities already struggling with climate-change effects — are taking steps and spending money to stem the damage.

Attendees of the U.S. Conference of Mayors will vote Monday on a resolution that encourages cities to use natural solutions to "protect freshwater supplies, defend the nation's coastlines, maintain a healthy tree cover and protect air quality," sometimes by partnering with nonprofit organizations.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; US: Texas; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: arizona; climatechange; epa; fight; mayors; nature; texas

1 posted on 06/22/2014 3:23:08 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Plant more trees.


2 posted on 06/22/2014 3:24:25 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

I don’t mind them planting trees as long as they aren’t using my money to do it. I’ve got several maple saplings around the edges of the yard they can have if they come and get them.


3 posted on 06/22/2014 3:28:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Plant more trees career politicians. :-}
4 posted on 06/22/2014 3:29:03 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

How much “struggling” are these cities actually doing with climate change? Perhaps the mayors can provide a few specific examples. (I sincerely doubt that they can.)


5 posted on 06/22/2014 3:29:48 PM PDT by Bob
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To: NormsRevenge; Jim Robinson

Climate change IS nature. It is not nice to fool mother nature, but planting more trees does help her.


6 posted on 06/22/2014 3:29:49 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: cripplecreek

Well, maybe the tree huggers will volunteer.


7 posted on 06/22/2014 3:33:06 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

LOL yeah, that’ll happen.


8 posted on 06/22/2014 3:33:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Come up with a tree that sucks in 100 times more CO2 and oops all planets suffocate and we suffocate, well the oceans will take up the slack ,unless Obama destroys them also


9 posted on 06/22/2014 3:34:03 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: NormsRevenge

I have a friend who lives in town where they planted trees along the curb. Almost all of them died in the drought the next year except for the one in front of my friend’s house.

This spring the city came along and dug it up because they thought there might be a leaky water main under it keeping it alive.


10 posted on 06/22/2014 3:45:37 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: NormsRevenge

If those cities were sincere-which they are not-the first thing they should do is quit wasting so much water-especially on non-native plantings-and plant drought tolerant native species instead.

They could also stop cramming so many people into so little space-encourage more people to live outside the city and commute to work-I did it for years, till I got work here...


11 posted on 06/22/2014 3:47:39 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: cripplecreek

Seriously? Was there really a leak under it?


12 posted on 06/22/2014 3:49:56 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

No, it was alive because my friend watered it through the drought.


13 posted on 06/22/2014 3:54:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

I’ll bet he was livid-what did he do?

Were they native trees-I’ve no idea what is native where you are.


14 posted on 06/22/2014 4:01:23 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: NormsRevenge
many from cities already struggling with climate-change effects

More like sensing an opportunity to fleece the taxpayers again.

15 posted on 06/22/2014 4:03:24 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Jim Robinson

Let’s ban people living in cities.../s


16 posted on 06/22/2014 4:09:52 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: ExCTCitizen

Best idea I’ve heard all week. That’ll stop pollution big time.


17 posted on 06/22/2014 4:11:22 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
"maintain a healthy tree cover"

Yep. Water those trees more in Arizona, California and Texas. Those trees need lots of water.

;-)


18 posted on 06/22/2014 4:12:30 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Texan5

There wasn’t a whole lot he could do, It was on the strip between the sidewalk and the curb.

It was some kind of maple tree which are fine here in Michigan but they were planted at the start of the driest summer I’ve seen here.


19 posted on 06/22/2014 4:15:38 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: familyop

They can maintain cover by planting drought tolerant trees, but that would make too much sense-especially in the desert cities...


20 posted on 06/22/2014 4:16:25 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: cripplecreek

Ouch-and after all that trouble, too.

The only maples we have here in the hill country are the bigtooth ones that have the orange/gold leaves in Fall-there is a whole area of them about 50 miles from here-Lost Maples state park-just about everyone buys them at the nurseries to plant-they only grow in this area-probably because they need less water than other maples.


21 posted on 06/22/2014 4:22:16 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: NormsRevenge

“..shows human-caused POLLUTION contributes to global warming.”

So now humans BREATHING is “pollution? And every living creature is causing pollution. Perfect...

CO2 is not pollution! Its as natural as air.

Thats what they do, constantly change the narrative…

Global warming is a hoax suitable only for the very stupid. And in America, we have plenty of the very stupid.


22 posted on 06/22/2014 4:23:41 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: Texan5
Trees everywhere here. The woods and rain were what I missed most when I lived in Frisco back in the 80s. Even a drought isn't really a big issue here unless there's a fire.

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23 posted on 06/22/2014 4:32:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Texan5

Agreed. Did most of my growing up in C.C. but now on the Rockies. There are only two kinds of trees around here: pine and aspen. I remember seeing a lot of mesquite down that way in the past.


24 posted on 06/22/2014 4:35:20 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Texan5

Was there in Hurricane Celia, too, BTW.


25 posted on 06/22/2014 4:39:15 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: cripplecreek

That is just beautiful-you can almost hear the water-the forests/woods here are mostly various types of oak, ashe juniper/cedar, with some persimmon and mountain laurel. The trees are not as tall as the ones where you are.

Forest fires are a danger here, too-ashe juniper is an evergreen and resinous-we use it to start fires in fireplaces-it even burns wet.


26 posted on 06/22/2014 4:41:11 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: familyop

I was too-my aunt’s husband was in the Navy and at sea, so she and her 4 kids were alone-since my dad was TDY someplace, she insisted my mom bring us kids, drive from where we lived outside SA and keep her company in the hurricane. What a mess that was...


27 posted on 06/22/2014 4:46:25 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5
That was this spring and its mostly low marshland on that side of the lake. I'm on the edge of the Irish hills and its mostly low rolling country.

Typical Michigan back roads.

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28 posted on 06/22/2014 4:48:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

Pretty, too-I live on the river, which is wooded on both sides-that looks like most of the roads out here only ours are more gravel/small rocks.

Why do they call it the Irish Hills-did the Irish settle them? A road about 4 miles from here is called Starvation Hill, but no one seems to remember when, who or if anyone starved there...


29 posted on 06/22/2014 4:55:22 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

There must have been some Irish here at one point but Michigan is primarily German an Dutch these days. There used to be quite a few Welsh in the UP which is why Pasties are considered traditional northern Michigan food.


30 posted on 06/22/2014 4:58:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

I had always heard that Michigan was mostly German and Dutch with maybe a few Scandinavians.


31 posted on 06/22/2014 5:19:47 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

You were in C.C. then? Yeah. It was a mess. There was much damage and no lights or phones for many days. I remember when the last local radio station on the air announced 160 mph sustained winds then a 210 mph gust just before losing its wind gauge and going off the air.

The damage wasn’t as bad in our neighborhood as many of the others (frame houses in our neighborhood built for hurricanes), but a nearby neighborhood with brick veneered houses was flattened. Interestingly, everyone in the flattened area had evacuated. Several of my own neighbors stayed and boarded windows like us, having learned before and during hurricane Beulah, that they might go through the frustrating, costly and tiring experience of evacuation for a hurricane that slows down before arriving.

Well, Celia looked harmless, until it made landfall and sped up instead of slowing down. Quite an experience. Then it wound up, with everything (rain, debris, etc.) going sideways, until it was intense enough that nothing could be seen at all. Then the eye passed, and everything went the other way. The rumble was so loud, that I could only hear someone else in the house, if they screamed. Sheets of water oozed under the pulsating walls (concrete slab foundations).

Many roofs were lost. The privacy fences went away. Cars moved. Tall palms laid flat against the ground. Other trees uprooted and flew away. Power and telephone poles and lines on the ground everywhere. Many of the commercial buildings many blocks away were destroyed, because they were taller and more rigid. The drivein theaters blew down. Afterwards, a sign at one of them said, “Gone with the Wind.”

Neighbors were great and generous with each other, though. The National Guard was great. We rebuilt it all very quickly.

Celia wasn’t as much of an insurance and political event as a more publicized, weaker hurricane elsewhere exaggerated much about a few years later, but it was a monster indeed.


32 posted on 06/22/2014 5:26:05 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: familyop

Our truck was moved down the driveway about 10 feet, and part of the garage roof fell on my aunt’s car-the house itself was a frame one on a slab with wood siding and some brick trim, built in about 1960. Water blew in everywhere when some windows broke, but it remained intact. After all was said and done, we swept several inches of water out, and the first person to show up 2 days later was my aunt’s insurance agent. The whole interior had to be redone, plus new windows and two doors.

We’d been in hurricanes when my dad was stationed in PR years earlier, but nothing like that-I really can’t believe Katrina was that much worse-just bigger...


33 posted on 06/23/2014 9:14:09 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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