Brat selex vote 3-2 against declaring 'climate emergency' - Brattleboro Reformer

One of the three members of the five-member Brattleboro selectboard who voted against the proposed 'climate emergency' declaration called it "war-mongering" and an "anti-government screed." Another said if the town were to declare an emergency, it would be against opioids "because people are dying every day in front of us." Another just called it "a mess." Supporters say they will work to overturn the 'no' vote and will mention it at Friday's Climate Strike. 




"Getting choked up, [climate activist Kurt] Daims told the board he has been walking the streets in the last few months "crying on the shoulders of strangers and they've been crying on my shoulders. There is a terrible, terrible need for us to take action on this," he said, calling it "terribly frightening for children to see their parents and governments paralyzed.""


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  • Guy Page
    commented 2019-09-20 10:46:19 -0400
    I think this crowd has a lot of elderly, frustrated socialists who, like Bernie, never gave up and finally have a chance to make what they consider progress. No, they will never surrender on this issue. But perhaps the rest of the world will (again) realize that while they raise some good questions, their solutions stink, and as always the American combo of constitutional government and powerful free market offers a better solution.
  • M. Dunham
    commented 2019-09-19 16:32:22 -0400
    Well said Ivan.
  • Ivan st george
    commented 2019-09-19 16:27:51 -0400
    activists will drag out their usual arsenal of mindless cardboard signs And extinction rhetoric, then they will block streets and scare the crap out of our kids by telling them their world will be gone in a very short amount of time unless we stop using petroleum products that are the lifeblood of our existence
    Apparently our world was a pristine place that had never frozen or thawed many times over the billions of years in existence, until the bubbling crude came to the surface and ruined everything.

    We are also asked to accept that the only evidence the man made climate change crowd has, is a man made computer model from the IPCC, and that is supposed to be good enough ?, what a crock

    The climate has always changed and will continue to change in spite of us, not because of us, get a grip !
  • M. Dunham
    commented 2019-09-19 16:01:08 -0400
    So much for roads and records.