Skip to comments.Mayors sign Chicago “Climate Charter”
Posted on 12/06/2017 5:40:51 AM PST by PROCON
Mayors from 51 cities from across the U.S. and around the world are meeting in Chicago to hear from former President Obama and sign a document they are calling the Chicago Climate Charter.
President Trump announced his intention to pull the U.S. out of the UNs Paris Climate Accord, however, the terms of the Accord delay his taking formal action until November, 2019.
The mayors gathered in Chicago, meanwhile, are vowing to bypass the federal government and create climate policies of their own.
USA Today reports that the Chicago Charter calls for reducing greenhouse gas emissions at least 26% to 28% below 2005 levels by 2025. They couple this with the usual social justice language vowing to include women, minorities, indigenous people and other marginalized communities in their climate policies and recognize the fiscal and social costs of carbon, and work toward a just climate transition.
While nothing these mayors do will have any meaningful impact on the future temperature of the world, they may be able to claim some movement on emissions, as American electricity generation continues to shift toward low emissions natural gas. They will be able to thank free market innovation, specifically fracking technology unleashing the shale energy revolution for that, not big city central planning.
The problems assailing Americas inner cities are legion. The mayors who failed to successfully control unemployment, welfare dependency, failing schools, drug addiction and violent crime are not very likely to successfully control our global thermostat.
They are, however, likely to bloviate, posture, virtue signal, waste taxpayer dollars and enrich a few favored climate-carpetbagging industrialists.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel released a statement in which he vows to take decisive action to improve our environment while bettering our communities. Last year Chicago suffered over two murders a day totaling 762 murders and 4,331 shooting victims. Mayor Emmanuel should get tough on crime and actually save some lives in marginalized communities.
Count on Emmanuel and the rest of these mayors to instead add to their cities burdens while accomplishing nothing that will make a difference to the climate.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel released a statement in which he vows to take decisive action to improve our environment while bettering our communities. Last year Chicago suffered over two murders a day totaling 762 murders and 4,331 shooting victims.
Democrats don't care for minorities except for their votes.
Is this why I just read an article lastnight that the Phoenix City Council wants to raise our taxes? They are looking to raise property taxes, sales taxes and food taxes at grocers.
Follow the money.
If shootings correlate to climate change danger to humanity, then Rahm Emanuel has a point.
better weather for kleptocrats
” are vowing to bypass the federal government and create climate policies of their own.”
Because Trump is totally telling you you cant?
Welcome to Federalism, dummies! You can screw your cities into the ground all you want as long as the town next door can easily laugh at you, and get all of your industries.
Liberal-city politicians adding more economically bad policies to their cities, creating more future “Detroits”, while other cities go prosperously into the future.
I guess that makes sense. Less citizens equals less CO2 emissions equals less global warming equals good for Earth.
So, you're not just killing each other left and right up there, you're doing Mother Earth a big fat favor.
Year to Date
Shot & Killed: 587
Shot & Wounded: 2801
Total Shot: 3388
Total Homicides: 636
“Follow the money.”
Many of the mayors signing this charter are from other countries....still hoping to cash in on US contributions to the “cause”.
.... Except for that initial spike!
Has Rahm blamed the violence and murders on global warming yet?
yep , another place with NO MONEY to give to the UN ,LOL
Good luck with that. I feel sorry for their residents, though.
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These guys are packing a LOT of LOOT! And they don’t pack heat!!!
Go get them!!!!
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