Bill Clinton urged the mayors attending the C40 Large Cities Climate Summit in Seoul to take the lead in fighting climate change. Don’t wait for nations to take the lead, echoed David Miller, the mayor of Toronto. Cities more than countries can act and cooperate to counter climate change. Examples include Toronto’s tower renewal project, new building projects in London, creation of a new city in Florida, and ambitious environmental plans for Seoul. Cities’ efforts need money and solidarity.
In the wake of reactionary rulings by the Supreme Court that seized a woman’s right to abortion after the Justices had unleashed potentially lethal freedoms to gun owners, one can only shudder at the prospect of the court’s upcoming decision on West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).