The environment

Climate change is real.

 
 

I had to opportunity to visit Antarctica in 2015.  Already since I have been there the landscape has changed with the calving and consequent melting of iceberg A68 in 2017.  I am not a scientist, but I don't think you have to be to grasp that climate change is real.

But you don’t have to look far to see the effects of this change. We have experienced sudden winters with record setting snow falls, record setting heat in the summer and days of such poor air quality people were told to stay indoors when we should have been enjoying the summer.

I will support policy which encourages residents to move away from fossil fuels.  I am interested in ways our city can invest is cooler building options like green roofs and finding grant money to help home owners with ways to reduce their carbon footprint and minimize the creation of heat islands.

 

 

l am also a strong believer in creating walk-able communities.  We drive too much around here.  I want to work with my colleagues in city government and the transit system on ways to incentivize infill in our communities instead of sprawl and make ridership a more attractive option.

It's crazy that I was only in Antarctica four years ago and already because of climate change, places I saw, are no longer.

It's crazy that I was only in Antarctica four years ago and already because of climate change, places I saw, are no longer.