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Community Solutions Podcast

Mar 28, 2018 In this episode, Jason and Andrew alert you to the recent IPCC Cities and Climate Change Science Conference, out on by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the invitation-only Mayor's Summit, put on by the Global Covenant of Mayors. This event hosted mayors, city staff members, special interests, and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO's) from all over the world. They all descended on Edmonton, Alberta in March of 2018 to talk about the very thing we have been telling you is coming our way. With the inability of these groups to get legislation passed at the national or state level, they are going directly to the local level (cities and counties) to implement their unpopular legislation. These groups are well connected and well funded. We can't just ignore them and hope they will go away. They will not stop until they have forced us into a future not unlike the novels "1985" or "A Brave New World". They want a world where mobility is mostly limited to public transit and self-propelled transportation, carbon taxes regulate our behavior, and we live in mid-to-high density clusters. If you think we're over-exaggerating, you can read their own words on their own websites. You can read their tweets. It's all out in the open. So listen in and make sure your community isn't beginning to move in this direction.

Have you checked out our new Spotify playlist? At the beginning of each episode Jason quotes some song lyrics that have to do with the subject matter of the podcast. Andrew never knows what they are, but now he can… and so can you! We just launched the Spotify playlist: “Community Solutions Music From the Podcast“! You can listen to Roundabout from Yes after listing to Episode 30 on Roundabouts… or kick back and enjoy a rocking playlist just for the thrill of it. We add a new song every week. Subscribe and enjoy!

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