The city of Cambridge in Massachusetts recently created a “Climate Emergency Congress” to make recommendations to the city council. As FOXNews.com’s Joshua Rhett Miller reports:
Going green will not be optional in Cambridge, Mass., if the Cambridge Climate Congress has its way. It will be mandatory.
... There will be a carbon tax "of some kind," not to mention taxes on plastic and paper bags. And the Massachusetts city, home of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will advocate vegetarianism and veganism, complete with "Meatless or Vegan Mondays."…
Denise Simmons, the mayor who created the “emergency congress,” explained: “While world leaders delay on taking serious action on climate change, the City of Cambridge, along with other cities world-wide, is weighing in. We know that time is short to deal with the climate crisis.”
Its the tyranny of the silly people. Reminds me of Prince Charles claiming we only have “96 months left to save the planet.” (That was in July, though, so now we only have 89 months left.)
Here are some of the Cambridge recommendations:
Encourage, and perhaps mandate, Cambridge food providers and retailers to offer local/regional food options …
Never mind studies that show local food is often more pollution-intensive than food grown abroad and shipped.
-- Advising higher levels of government to move towards more organic and sustainable agriculture practices….
-- Asking/mandating that local restaurants and schools institute "Meatless or Vegan Mondays" [Vegan means using no animal products at all, including milk and eggs] to increase community awareness and reduce reliance on meat.
You can’t make this stuff up. I love the “asking/mandating construct.” Do the enviro-nannies realize that there is a difference? Do they realize that there is a huge difference? I fear not.
A nice thing about local government is that when idiots take it over, its easier to move.