Activists Rally To Stop The Climate From Changing | Real Science
Prior to the invention of the SUV, palm trees used to grow in Iowa. Climate activists believe that Obama can stop 4.5 billion year old natural processes from occurring by transporting oil in trains instead of in a pipeline.Roger Pielke Jr: "How much effort, cost, political capital etc. does Boulder wish to deploy to demonstrate its commitment to an ethical position?"
The sad news is that similar morons run the government and are allowed to vote.
...The report clearly states that the goal here is not GHG emissions, but rather demonstrating an ethical commitment. The report states at p. 86 (of the document that you sent):Twitter / AlexCull: Message to any of my fellow ...
"Eliminating GHG emissions in Boulder will not alter global climate change. But that’s not the point. Acting responsibly is an ethical position."
From this perspective, it really does not matter whether the city adopts an 80% reduction target or carbon neutrality. They are both symbolic actions (with lots of practical implications).
How much effort, cost, political capital etc. does Boulder wish to deploy to demonstrate its commitment to an ethical position? This is really what the debate is about. All of the numbers and analyses here are really just decoration.
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