US mayors to use nature to fight clim...

US mayors to use nature to fight climate change

There are 44 comments on the Tri-cityherald.com story from Jun 22, 2014, titled US mayors to use nature to fight climate change. In it, Tri-cityherald.com reports that:

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 impacts - are taking steps and spending money to stem the damage.

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SpaceBlues

United States

#1 Jun 22, 2014
"protect freshwater supplies, defend the nation's coastlines, maintain a healthy tree cover and protect air quality?"

Read more here: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2014/06/22/3031...
SpaceBlues

United States

#2 Jun 22, 2014
In a joint report released Wednesday, the Detroit People’s Water Board, the Blue Planet Project, the Michigan Welfare Rights Organisation and Food and Water Watch made several recommendations, including an appeal to the state of Michigan and the U.S. government to respect the human right to water and sanitation.

The report also calls on the city of Detroit to abandon its plans for further cut-offs and restore services to households that have suffered water cuts.

Mary Grant, researcher at Food & Water Watch, an advocacy group based in Washington DC, told IPS people often think the United States has fully met the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and provides universal access to safe drinking water and sanitation.

But as the crisis in Detroit shows, the situation is more complex and certain communities lack these essential services, she added.

When the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right to Water visited the United States last year, Food & Water Watch wrote a report delineating violations of the human right to water and sanitation across the country, primarily in rural, Latino and immigrant, Native American and homeless communities.

Grant said water shutoffs for non-payment are one way these violations are occurring.

In Detroit and other cities, she pointed out, households can lose access to drinking water and wastewater service when they cannot afford to pay their water bills.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#3 Jun 22, 2014
yawn...
climate what?
Cordwainer Trout

Elizabethtown, KY

#4 Jun 22, 2014
Arrogant AGW zombies actually believe they are the only environmentalists and only they care about such as air quality and clean water. It's because most all of them live in the cities and haven't the slightest idea how to really conserve resources, etc. Farmers and those knowing about growth of the soil know so much more than these arrogant control freak twits trying to steal glory with fiction.

“I'd rather be snowmobiling”

Since: Oct 07

8120'

#5 Jun 22, 2014
carey529 wrote:
yawn...
climate what?
Go back to sleep, it's grown-up science-y stuff.
You wouldn't understand.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#6 Jun 22, 2014
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
than these arrogant control freak twits trying to steal glory with fiction.
What did you think when cigarettes were found to be a cause for health concerns. Fiction or fact?
Deo Vindice

Sacramento, CA

#7 Jun 22, 2014
The 45+ million illegal Mexicans and illegal muslims are instrumental in depleting our water and fresh air supply, not to mention all financial resources.

“Come and get it! ”

Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#8 Jun 22, 2014
Great article, except that there's no such thing as climate change.
litesong

Everett, WA

#9 Jun 22, 2014
deo cori wrote:
The 45+ million illegal Mexicans and illegal muslims are instrumental in depleting our water and fresh air supply, not to mention all financial resources.
Native Tribes agree that transplanted euros are instrumental in depleting our water and fresh air supply, not to mention all financial resources.
IBM thinkmock

Phoenix, AZ

#10 Jun 22, 2014
Obama dont care & dont know transpairency to US governer!! ;-00h, it"s working!!!!!!!!!!;-0
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#11 Jun 22, 2014
Hey science deniers, gang members, et al..

A Physicist and author on global warming Dr. Christopher Keating has just announced The $10,000 Global Warming Skeptic Challenge. Dr. Keating is putting up $10,000 of his own money to anyone who can disprove that man-made Global Warming is not occuring.

Put up for cool cash..
IBM thinkmock

Phoenix, AZ

#12 Jun 22, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
Hey science deniers, gang members, et al..
A Physicist and author on global warming Dr. Christopher Keating has just announced The $10,000 Global Warming Skeptic Challenge. Dr. Keating is putting up $10,000 of his own money to anyone who can disprove that man-made Global Warming is not occuring.
Put up for cool cash..
;) it"s not warming! its very hot in AZ 110degree!!!!!!!!!! ;-00h, Almanac Gore is party in Julie, Fool 2014!! ;-000
IBM thinkmock

Phoenix, AZ

#13 Jun 22, 2014
happy Julie, Fool 2014;-000
Farming History

Beverly, MA

#15 Jun 23, 2014
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
Arrogant AGW zombies actually believe they are the only environmentalists and only they care about such as air quality and clean water. It's because most all of them live in the cities and haven't the slightest idea how to really conserve resources, etc. Farmers and those knowing about growth of the soil know so much more than these arrogant control freak twits trying to steal glory with fiction.
Guess you missed that little history lesson of the dust bowl. You might want to go back and read about the consequences of certain farming practices and how it led to the horrible dust bowl in the West.

It took government scientists and a lot of cooperation among farmers to Turn the situation around.

Yeah, that kind of cooperation and government "intervention" would these days be called Socialism and some such nonsense.

You know, anything done to help clean up the air quality will lead to a better world for your grandchildren. Or is it possible that your grandchildren do not breathe air? If they happen to be descendants of trout, then maybe you would like a lesson on the benefits of clean water?
Cordwainer Trout

Campbellsville, KY

#16 Jun 23, 2014
Farming History wrote:
<quoted text>
Guess you missed that little history lesson of the dust bowl. You might want to go back and read about the consequences of certain farming practices and how it led to the horrible dust bowl in the West.
It took government scientists and a lot of cooperation among farmers to Turn the situation around.
Yeah, that kind of cooperation and government "intervention" would these days be called Socialism and some such nonsense.
You know, anything done to help clean up the air quality will lead to a better world for your grandchildren. Or is it possible that your grandchildren do not breathe air? If they happen to be descendants of trout, then maybe you would like a lesson on the benefits of clean water?
Typical overreaction of the arrogant, having nothing to do with the issue at hand... claims of AGW. Interesting you bring up the dust bowl, as all REAL data outside your moonbat science, shows the US has been cooling since the 1930s and all your claims of AGW are based on temperature data generated by your computer models.

It is not city dwelling dweebs never seeing the night skies correcting farm management issues, nor farm management issues causing the dust bowl. It was primarily a drought. Nonetheless, actions taken by implementation of actual observed data (not computer models) corrected many issues, but not the drought. Mother Nature corrected the drought, as she always will until the sun expands.

You repeat the idiot assertions challenged, that you overreacting control freaks are the only ones with environmental concerns and the only ones wanting clean air. How childish, how dopey.
SpaceBlues

United States

#17 Jun 23, 2014
LRDII wrote:
<quoted text>Whoa! Ten thousand whole dollars? That wouldn't buy you a used Prius. If Doktor Cheating is so sure of himself, why not make it a million dollars? You Kool Aid drinkers are truly hilarious, albeit a little dangerous.
If you're really so concerned about "man made" this and " man made" that. Do Mother Erf, and all the rest of us, a favor, and kill yourself. Please?
Keep your advice to yourself.

Keating says he is more than willing to pay the money but doesn't believe it will happen, "I'm a scientist and I have to go where the science leads me. I have been studying climate change for a long time and I am certain my money is safe. They are in the business of denial and deception, not science. But, if someone could give me a scientific proof global warming isn't real, it would be worth the money."

Pssst he's right!
IBM thinkmock

Phoenix, AZ

#18 Jun 23, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Keep your advice to yourself.
Keating says he is more than willing to pay the money but doesn't believe it will happen, "I'm a scientist and I have to go where the science leads me. I have been studying climate change for a long time and I am certain my money is safe. They are in the business of denial and deception, not science. But, if someone could give me a scientific proof global warming isn't real, it would be worth the money."
Pssst he's right!
;) move on Cowgirl! just wear+where YOU@!!! ;-000h, U are wear you AT!!! ;-00h, All+manac=Almanac Gore Is a grande joker of Scienteeth!!! ;-000
IBM thinkmock

Phoenix, AZ

#19 Jun 23, 2014
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
<quoted text>
Typical overreaction of the arrogant, having nothing to do with the issue at hand... claims of AGW. Interesting you bring up the dust bowl, as all REAL data outside your moonbat science, shows the US has been cooling since the 1930s and all your claims of AGW are based on temperature data generated by your computer models.
It is not city dwelling dweebs never seeing the night skies correcting farm management issues, nor farm management issues causing the dust bowl. It was primarily a drought. Nonetheless, actions taken by implementation of actual observed data (not computer models) corrected many issues, but not the drought. Mother Nature corrected the drought, as she always will until the sun expands.
You repeat the idiot assertions challenged, that you overreacting control freaks are the only ones with environmental concerns and the only ones wanting clean air. How childish, how dopey.
KYer + TXer is dumb & dumbest!!!! ;-000
Mothra

Tempe, AZ

#20 Jun 23, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Keep your advice to yourself.
Same back at you.

Just a note to the folks not aware of your hypocrisy....

Notice all the posts?

Yup... by one who claims to believe the "consensus" science and the looming "crisis".

Anyway... that's what this phony keeps saying.

But he still posts (and posts... and posts... and posts) his devotion to his "science" knowing full well that every post he makes spews a bit more CO2 into the atmosphere that he claims his "science" regards at a "tipping point"?

Really? So why all the additional spewing of CO2? If it's a "crisis" why keep posing?

He's got no answer for that.... never had one. Just pretends not to notice and certainly not be held accountable to the "science" with which he says he so agrees.

Just a big hypocrite.

And ditto for all the rest of you warmists posting and spewing more CO2.
Mothra

Tempe, AZ

#21 Jun 23, 2014
>>When future generations try to understand how the world got carried away around the end of the 20th century by the panic over global warming, few things will amaze them more than the part played in stoking up the scare by the fiddling of official temperature data. There was already much evidence of this seven years ago, when I was writing my history of the scare, The Real Global Warming Disaster. But now another damning example has been uncovered by Steven Goddard’s US blog Real Science, showing how shamelessly manipulated has been one of the world’s most influential climate records, the graph of US surface temperature records published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Goddard shows how, in recent years, NOAA’s US Historical Climatology Network (USHCN) has been “adjusting” its record by replacing real temperatures with data “fabricated” by computer models. The effect of this has been to downgrade earlier temperatures and to exaggerate those from recent decades, to give the impression that the Earth has been warming up much more than is justified by the actual data. In several posts headed “Data tampering at USHCN/GISS”, Goddard compares the currently published temperature graphs with those based only on temperatures measured at the time. These show that the US has actually been cooling since the Thirties, the hottest decade on record; whereas the latest graph, nearly half of it based on “fabricated” data, shows it to have been warming at a rate equivalent to more than 3 degrees centigrade per century.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/...

Take some time to read the comments... going about 20 to 1 against the "settled" "consensus" science.

LOL

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