Skip to comments.US mayors to use nature to fight climate change
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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Plant more trees.
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.
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.)
Climate change IS nature. It is not nice to fool mother nature, but planting more trees does help her.
Well, maybe the tree huggers will volunteer.
LOL yeah, that’ll happen.
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
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.
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...
Seriously? Was there really a leak under it?
No, it was alive because my friend watered it through the drought.
I’ll bet he was livid-what did he do?
Were they native trees-I’ve no idea what is native where you are.
More like sensing an opportunity to fleece the taxpayers again.
Let’s ban people living in cities.../s
Best idea I’ve heard all week. That’ll stop pollution big time.
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.
They can maintain cover by planting drought tolerant trees, but that would make too much sense-especially in the desert cities...
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