Sunday, June 11, 2017

The mayors of cities around the world have been the front line of climate change initiatives.

June 11, 2017

Hundreds of people protest in New York City on June 1, 2017 after President Trump declared that the U.S. is withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement.

Many American states, (click here) cities and businesses say they will work to meet the goals of the Paris climate agreement. This comes after President Donald Trump announced he was pulling the U.S. out of the international agreement.

More than a dozen governors have signed new climate change pledges since Trump made the announcement. Their states represent nearly 40 percent of the U.S. economy. Democrats govern most of those states. Trump is a Republican.

Kate Brown is the democratic governor of Oregon. She said Tuesday, “Our coalition wants to let the world know that absent leadership from our federal government,'' the country will keep cutting fossil fuel emissions....

The projects have been too numerous to mention, but, a couple of examples is "Earth Hour" and the white roofs of New York City.

It should be a surprise to no one that a cleaner city is a better city for tourism and quality of life. It is the cities where the local economies flourish. The climate is good business.