Now is the time to panic.
Or at least that's what city hall claims.
TKC is pretty chill given that my Latina homie AOC only gives the planet less than 12 years before lights out. That's just enough time for me to learn guitar and play a bittersweet love song tribute for all of the Instagram booty models I'll miss in the sweet hereafter.
Anyhoo . . .
The vote was 12 - 1 with only Council lady Heather Hall bravely voicing the lone no vote.
Highlights from the legislation include a great deal of talk about "equity" along with a shout out to rain gardens -- A form of useless shrubbery invented by former Mayor Kay Barnes.
Meanwhile, most of it seems like pointless verbiage that might actually contribute to the destruction of the climate because it's just as noxious as any bovine emission.
Check the our highlight from the legislation . . .
RESOLUTION 210967 - Declaring a climate and ecological emergency threatening Kansas City and surrounding communities; encouraging participation in the development and implementation of the City’s Climate Protection and Resiliency Plan; directing the City Manager to review subsidy programs and include such programming in FY22-23; requiring future relevant plans and policies address ways to lessen the climate emergency; prioritizing solutions that limit greenhouse gas emissions; and including climate protection and resiliency goals in the City’s 2022 state and federal legislative priorities.
WHEREAS, climate change impacts that once seemed gradual are now clearly accelerating; it is no longer possible to incrementally adapt our status quo; and
WHEREAS, world leaders have recognized the urgent need to combat climate change by signing the Paris Agreement, to keep global warming “well below 2⁰C above pre-industrial levels” and to “pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5⁰C”; and
WHEREAS, the loss of life and damage caused by current global warming demonstrates that the Earth is already too hot for safety and has resulted in the increased frequency and intensity of wildfires, floods, sea level rise, disease, drought, and extreme weather; and
WHEREAS, systemic racial, regional, social, environmental, and economic crises are intensified by climate change, pollution, environmental degradation, and use of fossil fuels. These impacts disproportionately affect indigenous communities, communities of color, migrant communities, depopulated rural communities, individuals and families earning low-income, the elderly, the unhoused, people with disabilities, and youth (frontline and vulnerable communities); and
WHEREAS, the scope and scale of action necessary to stabilize the climate and achieve ecological balance will require unprecedented levels of public awareness, engagement, and deliberation to develop and implement just, effective, and equitable policies to address the climate emergency; and
WHEREAS, the root causes of the climate crisis are inextricably linked to an ecological crisis; and that these twin crises are primarily caused by the destruction of natural habitat, overconsumption of natural resources, and degradation of natural systems through pollution and waste. The reversal of these crises will require unprecedented cooperation and transformation of both urban and rural land use systems, agricultural, and industrial practices . . .
You decide . . .