Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson suggests that CO2-induced bad weather has "cost us untold lives"; in response, he claims to be "creating demand for fresh, healthy food"

Viewpoints: Sacramento can lead the way in response to climate change - Editorials - The Sacramento Bee
More frequent extreme weather, fueled by a changing climate, has cost us untold lives and a staggering $188 billion in 2011-12. And it has arrived on top of devastating job losses and economic recession.
And we've set a long-term goal for the Sacramento region to purchase 20 percent of our food from our own backyard, protecting farmland and wildlife habitat.
To meet this goal, we're training new farmers, upgrading our distribution infrastructure and creating demand for fresh, healthy food. Again, resilience in action.
City of Sacramento - Mayor Kevin Johnson - Biography
After earning a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley, Kevin was drafted as the 7th pick in the 1987 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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