There was a semi-interesting matter that came up at City Hall this week. Councillor David Chernushenko wants the city to begin taking some serious action when it comes to climate change:
The chair of Ottawa’s environment committee wants the city to align its targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions with the more aggressive ones set by the Ontario government.
Coun. David Chernushenko would also like to see the committee he chairs renamed the “environment and climate protection committee” to better reflect his personal aim of keeping global temperatures steady.
I think I would tend to agree with him on this issue. At the local level, we need to contribute to ailing environmental woes. I don’t know how much the city can or will achieve, but let’s start working on this.
By the way, if you remember David Chernushenko being in the news for something else this week, you’re right!
Now, if you’re wondering how you can be a champion for reducing greenhouse gases a couple of days after you celebrated a car-centric development and encouraged even more driving, well, I don’t have an answer.