[WEC-Env] Critical issues list for Wed. meeting: MO'B list
LarryReed at jrhweb.com
Wed Aug 29 14:14:37 PDT 2007
As I discussed w/ Mary and Gary this morning,
1. I can agree global warming is occurring. Ever little on earth has
remained static, stayed the same, over the history of the earth. The
earth has experienced lots of climate changes some colder, some much
hotter. From what I've read this cycle of climate change is more likely
caused by the sun and plate tectonics (Sea floor magnum, volcanoes
warming the oceans) than by human activity. I believe the world's time,
energy and treasure is better spent on how to deal with the effects of
global warming than trying to stop something that is likely not to be
the cause, or likely not the total cause, and /or something we may not
be able to prevent. Better to locally focus on things that will help us
to deal-live through effects of global warming like;
a. Preserve and restore natural ecosystem function and services in West
Eugene from a whole watershed perspective with an emphasis on
b. We need a plan for West Eugene that allows the area evolve into nodal
villages; pedestrian friendly, livable, beautiful area for visitors,
neighborhood business and residences.
2. Global warming is too political charged to be helpful to the whole
collaborative in terms of a solution that balances environmental impact
concerns and human needs relating to land use and transportation.
Besides the collaborative and/or government telling people to stop
driving their car, and instead take transit, ride a bike, or just walk
and not building any more streets does not work. People just don't stop
driving their car for any of the reasons that might be associated with
the global warming cause. People use transit, their bike, etc, on more
than a fun bases based on two factors 1. Economics (Cost of car,
operating costs) and 2. Convenience (Distance, waiting times, schedule)
& reliability. As for "getting" people out of their car based on
transportation system grid lock- congestion means this community would
need to allow the deterioration and quality of life to get really really
bad. This something I don't think we want to do.
Larry E. Reed
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Subject: Re: [WEC-Env] Critical issues list for Wed. meeting: MO'B list
While not comprehensive, here are a few more issues (food for thought)
the good of the order and discussion today.
3. The global climate crisis is real, our climate is changing
during the span of any reasonable planning period. We need to set
planning targets for reduction of greenhouse.
4. Recognizing that technology might resolve vehicular emissions, there
still the issue of the impact of many vehicles and accommodating those
vehicles with infrastructure that impact issues 1 and 2 above.
<mob at uoregon.edu>
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08/28/2007 10:35 [WEC-Env] Critical issues list
PM Wed. meeting: MO'B list
Please respond to
<mob at uoregon.edu>
Attached is my "homework": A list of 5 critical issues that I believe
larger Collaboration will need to deal with.
Will be phoning in (541/682-3023) for the 9 a.m. Environment Task Force
I'm at 435/259-6025 if you have any questions.
(See attached file: Five_ issues.MOB.doc)
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