California climate disconnect: New McMansions in dry brushland

California climate disconnect: New McMansions in dry brushland


To the editor: I’m proud California is main the nation and heartened by the steps already underway. However to reply the query of whether or not what we’re doing is sufficient: No, it’s not.

Wildfires are growing however McMansion developments are underway in brushland.

The Los Angeles Division of Water and Energy set extreme water restrictions final summer time, however sod is about $1 per sq. foot at House Depot.

Our grid almost collapsed throughout final September’s warmth waves, however we ship hundreds of scholars again to highschool in buildings with no air-con.

We hope a number of state workplaces can remedy local weather change whereas the remainder of us proceed as regular. That’s a fantasy.

Nothing is secure from local weather change, so we have to change all the pieces: Tax polluters, put a value on carbon, retrofit infrastructure, cease promoting damaging merchandise, overhaul our agriculture, and make each coverage resolution a local weather coverage resolution.

California’s present plan is best than nothing, however we should try for extra.

Jessie Warme, Reseda