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Saturday, June 03, 2017

Green Miami

I am posting this for those of you who may have not seen it on social media. Commissioner Ken Russell posted this photo and text last night and it's been shared hundreds of times. People are thrilled with this.




From Ken:
"The City of Miami is going Green tonight in support of the Paris Agreement and the intent of reducing emissions. Both City Hall as well as the iconic Miami Tower will be lit up in solidarity with the world.
Ready for a crazy idea? I'm launching Miami's first ever crowd-sourced environmental legislation. 

"The president has inspired me to write legislation that will make City of Miami Government do everything we can for the environment. But I need your help. 
When the Federal Government steps back, the people have to step up. Have an idea of how the city can help the environment? Share this post, list your ideas below, or drop a thought on my time-line at Ken Russell Miami and I'll write the resolution or ordinance to make the local difference. Ideas could include incentives for solar power production or LED lighting in development projects. Resilience ideas with regard to sea level rise mitigation, emissions, and pollution. I look forward to seeing what we come up with. *** of course I can only write legislation that is within my power as a city commissioner... so not everything will make the cut. But share your ideas!!
 
"When the Federal Government steps back, the people have to step up. Have an idea of how the city can help the environment? Share this post, list your ideas below, or drop a thought on my time-line at Ken Russell Miami and I'll write the resolution or ordinance to make the local difference. Ideas could include incentives for solar power production or LED lighting in development projects. Resilience ideas with regard to sea level rise mitigation, emissions, and pollution. I look forward to seeing what we come up with. *** of course I can only write legislation that is within my power as a city commissioner... so not everything will make the cut. But share your ideas!!"

YOU MAY NOT LIFT THE PHOTOS & TEXT. IT'S COPYRIGHTED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. YOU CAN HOWEVER SHARE A STORY ON SOCIAL MEDIA BY USING THE LINKS HERE.
For linking to this one story, just click on the time it was posted & just this story will open for sharing - only through social media. Not copying and pasting.

14 Comments:

Anonymous swlip said...

This just goes to show that Russell is more interested in meaningless virtue-signaling than serious policy. Whatever your views may be on human-caused climate change, Miami is not in a position to do anything about it, other than undertake local mitigation measures. In any event, we already get most of our electricity from nuclear power, which is 100% greenhouse gas emissions-free (yes, that same Turkey Point nuke plant that everyone complains about). So changing to LED bulbs, using solar panels, or turning our thermostats up to 78 won't have any significant effect on fossil fuel consumption in our neighborhood, and it certainly won't do anything to mitigate increased CO2 output in developing countries.

June 03, 2017 1:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Believe it or not, Commissioner "Selfie Boy" was only in office for about 2-3 months before he, and his then Chief of Staff/Doe-Eyed Millennial Eleazar Melendez, concluded that his talents were bigger than could be appreciated by folks in the City of Miami.

Last summer Melendez was telling people that Russell would be running for another office within two years, and then this congressional seat opened up, and now he's off to the races.

Everything that Russell has been doing, is doing, and will be doing is all geared towards enhancing his run for Congress, which means that a lot of what he does will be intended to make him appear to be a liberal hero for our times. As I've said in the past once I realized what he was up to that, is that he had concluded that if a lightweight like Marco Rubio could lie and weasel his way into the US Senate, and for a time be considered a credible candidate for President, then he could too.

The good thing for those of us who think that Russell has turned out to be a duplicitous opportunist is that he is as shallow and he is opportunistic, and contrary to what some of you may think, he's got a lot of vulnerabilities to be a candidate for anything other than a city commission seat, which is going to be great for the opposition research folks who will tear him a new asshole.

Yes, I know, I share in the responsibility of having this ego-maniac become City Commissioner. I don't regret doing what I could to make sure that Teresa Sarnoff would not get elected, but trust me, by the time Russell won the election I had started to realize that he was not to be trusted, and I fully intend to make my amends for anything I did that helped this lying weasel to get elected.

June 03, 2017 2:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Miami's Republican Cuban establishment see a real threat in Russell taking THEIR seat.

June 03, 2017 2:30 PM  
Blogger alcrespo said...

I wrote the above comment, but somehow my name didn't appear.

Al Crespo

June 03, 2017 2:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is climate change significantly affected by human activity? It almost certainly is.
Is the Paris Climate Accord good for the environment? Technically yes, pragmatically no.
If every singly thing agreed to in the Paris accord were executed by every single signatory then I would lower the earth's temperature by 0.3 deg F in 100 years. This at a cost of 1 Trillion dollars per year. That money could be spent in much more environmentally sound steps like investment in renewable energy that does not emit CO2. The Paris Accor is to the environment the TSA is to security. Horrific amounts of money spent to make people feel like something meaningful is being done at the direct expense of doing something that will actually have an effect. It further damages us by satisfying our need to accomplish with a false sense that saps our drive to achieve real change. If we had done this back in the 80s and 90s when we pushed for recycling, it would have been as if we banned plastic straws and then patted ourselves in the back instead of making real change. I don't like captain underpants any more than most but so far, his extorting us from both the Paris Accord and the horrific TPP have been great steps, even if they may or may have not been done for the right reasons. But then again, I don't pretend to know what anyone but myself does the things they do.

June 03, 2017 3:12 PM  
Blogger alcrespo said...

Not the one about the Cubans, but the one above that

Al Crespo

June 03, 2017 5:26 PM  
Blogger sunn said...

Hi Al....good reading...but are you SURE about Global warming(WARNING) & 0.3% in 100 years? Did you see the FLOOD on So.Bayshore Drive a couple days ago, simply from a extra heavy rainfall?
Hey, maybe we need MORE street drainage. YES the world is ALWAYS changing... since Moses.
NOTE also. Most apartment buildings in Miami don't have the option to "RECYCLE"....how come???
Sincerely yours....

June 04, 2017 1:44 PM  
Blogger Virginia Grovite said...

I'm just wondering why we were waiting for this moment... Miamians have always had the ability to do what is right for local climate effects and for world climate change.

Just like the Paris Accord is a weak gesture so too are the green lights on the Miami Tower... what policy will follow? Who in this city has the political will to take the first step and when will the people demand it?

Heck, we can't even keep open the Bookstore in the Grove.....

June 04, 2017 4:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sunn, AL did not write about 0.3%. I did. I'm not sure what you mean about "did you see the flood on So. Bayshore Drive". I'm confused about what street flooding during a heavy downpour has to do with global warming. Furthermore, my comment was about the weakness of the Paris Accord and not the current state or progression of global warming. Maybe we are all just confused about who is writing what and I'm sure my anonymity is certainly not helping out.

June 04, 2017 5:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If politicians kept their mouths shut it would contribute to the reduction the earth's temperature. This is particularly the case with this hot air spewing egoist ken Russell.

June 05, 2017 9:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paris Accord is weak? Give me a break. Is Trump's lucky sperms society completely brainwashing you through Fox News etc. Or are we getting Socopolamine in our drinking water supply.

June 05, 2017 10:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would it not be more Green and more Energy Efficient to just dim or better yet turn off the lights? No reason to send FPL any more money!

June 05, 2017 2:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does no one get the irony of lighting up a skyscraper ... at night ... with electric lights in support of "going green"? The city does not have the money to fix the bathroom in Kennedy Park.

June 05, 2017 2:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Al, I had lost all faith in you when you supported the "I was too busy to vote" candidate. He has never voted before in the midterm elections, yet he wants to run for that seat!!! But then, I didn't know what a racist Solares was, so I was wrong as well. Thanks for the apology. You have restored my faith in you.

June 13, 2017 5:10 AM  

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