Bedford, New York, a wealthy community of 18,000 north of New York City, recently kicked off an ambitious plan for a sustainable future. It hosted a conference called an Environmental Summit to launch its efforts to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2020. The number of S.U.V.’s in the parking lot underscored the challenges facing the town in reaching that goal. It will have to convince residents that each needs to make a difference, and can do so through their choice of cars. Another issue is that houses are large in Bedford, and energy-hungry. Because Bedford provides some of New York’s water supply, the town can’t build a waste treatment plant. About fifty students attended the conference, signaling how much environmental consciousness has grown in just a generation, and providing an example for other towns to follow.
Biden’s Climate Change Bill: A Small Step in the Right Direction By City Tech Blogger Kester Todd
Ever since the Industrial Revolution occurred, individuals have felt the disastrous impact of climate change. Climate change is the long-term shifts in weather patterns and temperatures caused by human activity. This is not to be confused with temperature variability, which is the long-term shifts of temperatures and weather