State of the City

“If you want to know who is serious about forging a new path on global warming, ignore all the airy proclamations about meeting the Paris targets — and instead pay attention to the cities and states making the very real and measurable pledge to go 100 percent renewable.” The threat of Climate change seemed to be an issue that would almost create an “argument for world government.” Instead, it has become one of the key issues reshaping the political landscape and moving cities and states to the forefront. This is an important trend to watch. From New Republic: The New Nation-States.

+ And many cities have more connections and common goals with each other than with their own state governments. From the NYT Upshot: Blue cities want to make their own rules. Red states won’t let them.

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