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View Poll Results: Which city has done (or is doing) the most to fight climate change?
Atlanta 1 2.86%
Austin 0 0%
Baltimore 0 0%
Boston 0 0%
Charlotte 0 0%
Chicago 1 2.86%
Cincinnati 0 0%
Cleveland 2 5.71%
Dallas 0 0%
Denver 1 2.86%
Detroit 0 0%
Houston 0 0%
Indianapolis 0 0%
Las Vegas 1 2.86%
Los Angeles 3 8.57%
Miami 1 2.86%
Minneapolis 0 0%
Nashville 0 0%
New York 2 5.71%
Orlando 0 0%
Philadelphia 2 5.71%
Phoenix 0 0%
Pittsburgh 3 8.57%
Portland 0 0%
Providence 0 0%
Sacramento 0 0%
San Antonio 0 0%
San Diego 0 0%
San Francisco 6 17.14%
St. Louis 0 0%
Tampa 0 0%
Washington 0 0%
Other 7 20.00%
I don't believe in climate change; it's a hoax 3 8.57%
What's climate change? 2 5.71%
Voters: 35. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-02-2017, 09:51 PM
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Seattle has:
--Added transit mode share at a higher rate than anyone else last year, and has passed more voter-approved transit funding than any other region on a per-capita basis (maybe $65 billion for an area of 3.5 million, to be raised over a period of decades).
--Densified at one of the highest rates in the country, or THE highest percentagewise at 3% growth within city limits in the last annual estimate.
--Centralized a large percentage of white collar jobs so they can be served by transit (regionally in Downtown Seattle and Bellevue).
--Aggressively raised energy code standards for new buildings (City of Seattle).
--Continued to use hydro power and added green energy sources. Hydro isn't perfect but it's climate friendly.

I haven't voted...no idea who's top but Seattle might be the fastest-improving.

Last edited by JMT; 06-03-2017 at 12:21 AM.. Reason: Removed off topic comment.
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Old 06-08-2017, 12:07 PM
Location: In the heights
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And here's some more news with Hawaii's state government being the first state to enact a law to align itself with the Paris Climate Accord.
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Old 06-10-2017, 02:59 AM
Location: Florida
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Originally Posted by BajanYankee View Post
Although Miami Beach is not a major city, its mayor seems to be taking a lot of proactive measures to prevent the sea from swallowing his city.

Thank you for posting this video because people who deny climate change should come down to Florida and see what is really going on.
This issue isn't exclusive to Miami Beach which is a suburb of Miami but to all of the Miami metro (with over 6 million plus residents currently ) where the highest point is around 25 feet above sea level if you're lucky.

The issue with the Miami area is that the underground bedrock is Oolite Limestone https://mrdata.usgs.gov/geology/stat...unit=FLPSm%3B0

it's basically like living on top of a sponge and fresh water usually presses out the sea water underneath. When sea levels rise the forces displaces freshwater out and seawater comes bubbling up through sewer drains.

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Old 06-11-2017, 06:40 PM
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Is there an option for "Climate change is real, but its also natural even if we contribute to it, its an inevitable process and cannot be combated or stopped, and trying to stop it is just as bad as contributing to it, we should just let mother nature do her thing and if she wants to flood the coasts, let her, we're only borrowing this planet while we're living here, and we should take care of our environment regardless of global temperatures"????
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Old 06-11-2017, 10:34 PM
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But we can slow it down, and doing so is really helpful in a lot of other ways. Cleaner air for example...benefitting health, quality of life, and so on.
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