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Fri Nov 15, 2019, 04:46 AM

 

Italian council flooded for first time moments after officials rejected climate change measures

Source: The Hill

BY OWEN DAUGHERTY - 11/14/19 08:56 PM EST

The Veneto regional council, located on Venice’s Grand Canal, was flooded for the first time in history moments after officials rejected a measure aimed at tackling climate change.

Venice has been hit by flooding in recent days due to record tides, leaving parts of the city submerged. Venice’s Mayor Luigi Brugnaro, has attributed the flooding to climate change.

The council chamber in Ferro Fini Palace started to flood Tuesday night as council members were debating the 2020 budget, according to CNN.

"Ironically, the chamber was flooded two minutes after the majority League, Brothers of Italy, and Forza Italia parties rejected our amendments to tackle climate change," Democratic Party councilor Andrea Zanoni, who is deputy chairman of the environment committee, wrote in a Facebook post.

The regional council reportedly rejected amendments that would fund renewable sources, replace diesel buses with "more efficient and less polluting ones,” and remove polluting stoves and reduce the impact of plastics, Zanoni noted.


Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/470584-italian-council-flooded-for-first-time-moments-after-officials



Sad and hilarious at the same time. What a stupid-ass species we are!

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Response to William Weehours (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 07:47 AM

1. It's not nice to fool with

Mother Nature

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Response to William Weehours (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 08:04 AM

2. It only takes a few to ruin the environment by stealth--the extractors.Then lie about it to the rest

of the species.

I don't blame the whole species for the for-profit nature destroyers. Italy and the rest of us in the West can start with these criminals.



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Response to ancianita (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 09:01 AM

4. do you have a link to that map? my eyeballs ain't what they used to be. lol nt

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Response to Javaman (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 09:08 AM

5. Bigger image link. https://decolonialatlas.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/names-and-locations.png

Link to the site: https://decolonialatlas.wordpress.com/2019/04/27/names-and-locations-of-the-top-100-people-killing-the-planet/


The North America map:

?w=723

The site might need updating but it's generally accurate.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 09:09 AM

6. Thanks! :) nt

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Response to William Weehours (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 09:00 AM

3. to bad that can't happen to the white house. nt

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Response to William Weehours (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 02:48 PM

7. Venice hit by another high tide today (Friday)

154 cm high (5.1 feet) - not as high as Tuesday's 187 cm (6.1 feet) -- but still put 70% of Venice underwater and "fraying the nerves of locals who faced yet another large-scale clean-up operation."

"Visiting here you see that the disaster is much bigger than you think when you watch the images on television," he said.

... with the mean sea level estimated to be more than 20 cm higher than it was a century ago (that's 7.9" = 0.66 feet).

... A flood barrier designed to protect Venice from high tides is not expected to start working until the end of 2021, with the project plagued by the sort of problems that have come to characterize major Italian infrastructure programs -- corruption, cost overruns and prolonged delays.

More: https://news.yahoo.com/venice-hit-another-ferocious-high-090317139.html


Interesting fact: Venice is at the same latitude as Minneapolis -- both 45 deg N.

I was agape when I learned that. I associate Venice with the warm and sunny Mediterranean, and Minneapolis with cold-as-hell (I live there) ... also the same latitude as southern France which I associate with vineyards.

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