Cities that can't even keep their subways running properly think they can control the climate

Power Line:
Earlier this month, the U.S. Conference of Mayors vowed to change the Earth’s climate:
Mayors from across the country…pledged Friday to take the lead in reducing the nation’s carbon footprint after President Donald Trump withdrew from the Paris climate agreement.
“There will still be leadership from the United States,” Brainard said in a call with reporters organized by the U.S. Conference of Mayors. “It’s going to come from the mayors of the country.”
“If you are a mayor and not addressing shifts in changing weather patterns or preparing for the impacts of climate change you aren’t doing your job,” [Pittsburgh Mayor William] Peduto, a Democrat, said in a statement.
And this:
The New York City subway system, by far the largest and best public transit system in the United States, has reached a crisis level of dysfunction over the past few months, with serious congestion, delays, and a recent derailment in Harlem that injured 34 passengers. In a delayed response, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) declared a “state of emergency” on Thursday and ordered the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to produce a reorganization plan to fix the problem.
And this: “Every New York City Subway Line Is Getting Worse. Here’s Why.”
And this: “Some subways are literally held together with zip ties.”
And even this: “Snake hangs from pole for ride on New York subway.”
Many others–Glenn Reynolds, for one–have made the point: as the ambitions of our political class become ever more grandiose, its ability to effectively carry out the basic functions of government has withered. New York’s Mayor vows to cool down the surface of the Earth, something entirely outside his jurisdiction, but he cannot competently administer a subway system.
There is more between the ...'s.

The point is that these Democrat mayors have set themselves on a fool's errand while their cities are decaying beneath their feet.

The US will manage just fine without being in the Paris accord and it will more than likely outperform the rest of the world in reducing CO2 emissions because of the abundant natural gas resources here.

What it will not do is be on the hook to trillions of dollars to other countries who will not do as well and it will not be bound to an agreement that lets China and India off the hook.


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