Wednesday, February 20, 2008


The environmental guinea pigs across the river are getting a little competition for "greenest" city, from San Francisco:

Mayor Gavin Newsom recently created a $160,000-a-year job for a senior aide and gave him the ambitious-sounding title of director of climate protection initiatives.

Oh, it's on.

Megan McArdle, blogging at Instapundit, is hard put:

I am hard put to imagine what the city of San Francisco imagines it can do, all by its lonesome, to halt global warming--the nature of international oil supplies, and fixed infrastructure investment, mean that any energy not used in San Francisco will simply be purchased by someone else at a very modestly lower price.

Purchased, perhaps, by a neighboring community?

Further evidence that, while cities' attempts to "go green" are completely pointless in the larger sense, having your neighbor do so ain't half bad.

UPDATE: Disgruntled St. Croix Falls-ian checks in:

Why are we turning Main Street into a low cost housing project for starving artists?

I don't know, but can a spontaneous drum circle be far behind?

Check out SCF's blog, it might be on to something:

Wake up people of the world. Global Warming is a hoax. It is socialist behavior modification.

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