Cities and Local Govts. Are Key To Halting Climate Change

Grist encourages its readers to look toward cities - big ones, as the place where real progress in fighting climate change is to occur, rather than international treaties and federal legislation.
September 19, 2010, 5am PDT | Irvin Dawid
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Michael Coren writes,

"Cities have a unique power to drive immediate change involving issues such as public transportation, but they also can help influence prosaic long-term land use planning (think about all those interminable city council meetings) to realize truly sustainable cities. No futuristic visions of cities are needed. For now, the reality is more mundane: asphalt recycling and better insulation in buildings, timers for coffee makers and telecommuting, light sensors, and water conservation."

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Published on Thursday, September 16, 2010 in Daily Grist
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