|Dissent today at the 9th Circuit Court
(Judge Josephine L. Staton)
|Is scoping first a dodge?
Instead, it mentions only "practices, programs, and plans...aimed at mitigating the effects of climate change."
It also calls for scoping before actually embarking on a plan.
This is at least a little bit of a slow-walk. Maybe scoping is truly necessary, but altogether it reads like the City wants to do the minimum, to create as little disruption or change as possible, a bit of a Potemkin plan with more signalling than substance.
By contrast, the language recently announced from Barcelona is much more urgent. From Reuters:
The city of Barcelona has declared a “climate emergency”, setting a new target to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030 through more than 100 main measures that will also help residents adapt to the impacts of a warming planet.(Over the weekend there will be a little more to say on other items at the Work Session. Updated with link.)