Cities around the world can combat climate change without national government support, the mayors of Sydney and Vancouver said on Wednesday, amid fears that a Donald Trump U.S. presidency could undermine efforts to limit global warming.
The two were in Mexico City for the C40 Mayors’ Summit, where nearly 50 mayors and deputies from around the globe will discuss environmental issues such as air pollution.
Glad they could take long fossil fueled trips to tell us this
“Denial doesn’t stop climate change accelerating so it’s even more important for cities to do their bit,” Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore told Reuters.
“An important message from Sydney to the U.S. cities is: ‘Notwithstanding a Trump–type government, you can get on and do an incredible amount,’” she added.
Cities are responsible for up to 70 percent of the world’s harmful greenhouse gases, according to a 2011 report by the United Nations.
Earlier in November, a group of 40 U.S. mayors sent an open letter to Trump stating that they would forge ahead in tackling climate change, even without his support.
OK, have at it. Go for it. No one is stopping you. A better question is “why haven’t you done all this already?” Why haven’t they instituted restrictive policies that artificially increase the cost of energy which will increase the cost of living for their citizens? Why haven’t they done away with the use of fossil fuels in their cities? And heavy carbon taxes? Sure, many have done it to a small degree, and many make noises, but, they won’t do it themselves. They want Everyone to be forced to engage in their cultish beliefs.
Besides, what can Trump do when it comes to foreign cities like Sydney and Vancouver? This is simply fake news based on Trump Derangement Syndrome.