29 Apr '17, 5pm

Hope for the metropolitan solution to climate change

Hope for the metropolitan solution to climate change

This is an edited excerpt from the book "Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens can Save the Planet," authored Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope and published by St. Martin's Press. Historically, nations relied on their agricultural and mineral resource base and viewed cities as unreliable partners. As a result of these traditions, national governments, with exceptions such as Singapore, have distributed power based on geography, not population. Most representative democracies have voting systems weighted — some might say rigged — to give more power to rural areas than population warrants. The United States is the perfect example of this. The Senate and the Electoral College are both weighted to favor rural states with small populations. The states that are more urban pay far more in federal taxes than they receive in federal program benefits. States with more...

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