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City adopts climate action plan

Original post made on May 22, 2009

Menlo Park has a new plan to address the issue of climate change.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, May 22, 2009, 10:06 AM

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Posted by Roald A.
a resident of another community
on May 22, 2009 at 2:29 pm

Before the council spends another dime on this issue, they need to ask these five one-word questions about Al Gore's and the IPCC's claims of the global warming debate being settled - "when, where, who, how, why": If the global warming debate is truly over, WHEN exactly did the debate occur, WHERE was it, WHO attended, HOW were expert scientists offering conclusions contradictory to IPCC reports addressed and refuted beyond a shadow of a doubt, and is there any reason WHY Dr S Fred Singer's "Nature, Not Human Activity, Rules the Climate: Summary for Policymakers of the Report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change" (NIPCC 2008), a collection of peer-reviewed published scientific papers, should not be considered as a second opinion to the IPCC reports?

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Posted by Practical
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on May 23, 2009 at 2:57 pm

MP should create a program similar to Berkeley for funding the installation of solar panels on individual buildings with an increase in that buildings property taxes.

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Posted by Agree with Ronald
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on May 23, 2009 at 11:17 pm

How can we fund something without a plan? Why does the city need to subsidize anything that private citizens should do themselves? I fear we are chasing a rat down a black hole, and I fear we will be wasting MORE of our tax paying citizens money. Solar panels on city owned buildings are nice, if they payoff within 5-7 years, but let's stay away from loans to anything private. Also, Mr. Cohen, the last time I checked "symbolic" does not pay my rent!

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Posted by Saving Fuel
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on May 25, 2009 at 11:48 am

A simple starting point is getting City departments to save fuel. In another thread relating to the police dept budget, I suggested some fairly simple ways that the PD can save fuel. I'm sure other departments can each make their own contribution (however small) to saving fuel. This will not only save money, but will also contribute to addressing the issue of climate change.

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