Time to get more aggressive on CO2 emissions reductions

The guy taking the picture, idling along burning 11 lbs. of gasoline every 22.7 miles.


"World Emissions of Carbon Dioxide Outpace Worst-Case Scenario"

So says the Slashdot news item.

Recharter the local public bus system with a larger mission: "To organize and promote transportation in the region in a manner that reduces CO2 emissions."

I think I need to start communicating with http://www.transformca.org/ . What I need to do is get this transportation advocacy organization thinking about altering the charter and purpose of the local bus system provider.

Take a gimlet eyed look at the semi-rural suburban transit problems of places like El Granada and Half Moon Bay, California. Look at the interlock between the pressure to keep the existing job and pay the mortgage and the difficulty of switching to a shorter commute new job even though the pay is less.

Really now, here are 5,000 to 30,000 people that are not going to move to San Mateo, and surely not to San Francisco, and surely not to Sausalito to have the idyllic dense urban life described by Stewart Brand. 

See earlier book review of Mr. Brand's http://lessco2essay.blogspot.com/2009/11/review-whole-earth-discipline-by.html

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