CML and Climate Change

Today was the second day of the Colorado Municipal League’s annual meeting and conference. One of the interesting panels I attended today focused on municipal climate change action plans. The coolest thing about it (pun intended) is the extent to which reducing our contribution to global climate change overlaps with long-term cost savings on energy. Given the likelihood of increasing energy costs across the foreseeable future, these kinds of steps seem worthwhile for fiscal reasons alone.

CNN today ran a story reported on the new National Academy of Scientists climate change study, requested by Congress, which concluded that “recent warmth is unprecedented for at least the last 400 years and potentially the last several millennia.”

On a side note, although I’m having lots of conversations about tolling and Tom Norton’s misguided transportation policy obsessions, lots of folks have also wanted to talk about the supertowers. Most folks are suspicious of what they’ve heard from Lake Cedar Group, and when I take a few minutes to explain the controversy most express their support.


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