James Hansen about climate change: “to have people understand not only that it’s a problem, but also what is needed to solve it, because otherwise politicians will concoct their owns ‘solutions.'”
The South Kingstown Town Council is a case is point. The following giant leap forward—toward the climate cliff?—was concocted during a Work Session last August 24:
Promote and encourage the establishment of locally sourced renewable energy resources such that by 2025 the production of such resources exceeds the annual energy use requirements of the South Kingstown municipal government. (follow this link)
People, wake up! This is decade zero of climate change. We have to cut emissions by 7% per year globally and you decide to cut a fraction of a percent by 2025? What planet are you on?
Wendell Berry has news for you, SK Town Council: “Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.”