How the slow attention of local women exposed an institutional war on the birds of San Antonio. Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part series. Read part two, “Place of Herons,” here. Marisol Cortez In 1962, Rachel Carson—government scientist, nature writer, breast cancer non-survivor, and queer woman on […]
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Voting the Climate means voting to eliminate local emissions causing suffering around the planet and here at home. It means prioritizing investment in San Antonio neighborhoods that are least able to recover from the heat-related disasters we can’t avoid.
“This is not a Socialist City we are a Democracy with rights and obligations to protect our citizens.”
What the plan does. What it doesn’t do. And why it matter.
With election season ramping up, and a vote on a proposed climate plan delayed by six months, detractors seem to be gaining influence with City Council. Greg Harman Weeks after Donald Trump announced his intention to pull the U.S. out of the 2015 Paris accord, a nonbinding international agreement intended […]
In a lengthy dispatch to San Antonio Councilmembers Clayton Perry and Manny Pelaez, Rey Chavez warns about the “hysteria of Green Plans,” insisting that claims surrounding the existential threat posed by global warming are “BS,” and linking out to a series of online articles and videos, even though he recognized they didn’t fit the “narrative” of “environmentalist [sic]” and “some in our city.”
Councilman Manny Pelaez has positioned himself as a strong opponent to the proposed Climate Action & Adaptation Plan (CAAP).”Just to be absolutely clear, if this were to come up for a vote today, I’d vote no on it, for a whole host of reasons,” he said at a February Community Health & Equity Committee meeting. “I’d rather get this done right than get it done fast.”
Dr. Andrew Dessler, a climate scientist from Texas A&M University, speaking earlier today, March 24, 2019, to an audience at the San Antonio Botanical Garden about “Climate Change: The Evidence, Why You Should Be Worried, and What We Can Do About It.”
About 10 years ago, when I was fresh and young and newly 30, I was working for the first time as a full-time organizer on a campaign against the expansion of a South Texas nuclear power plant. When COP 15 hit in December 2009, I got it in my head somehow that the best way to connect the dots between international climate negotiations in Copenhagen and our local fight against nuclear power—positioned by the powers-that-be as a carbon-free alternative to fossil fuels—was to sing about it.
A year and a half after Mayor Ron Nirenberg and the San Antonio City Council committed to creating a climate action plan for the city, area developers and oil and gas interests have finally taken notice. The natural gas lobby has pledged to fight adoption of San Antonio’s Climate Action […]
Everybody knows that walls work. You look at different places they put up a wall, no problem. You look at San Antonio. You look at so many different places. They go from one of the most unsafe cities in the country to one of the safest cities, immediately, immediately.” El […]
With San Antonio’s first climate action plan approaching public release, contributing volunteers from local government, business, activism, and academia discuss their expectations of the San Antonio Climate Action & Adaptation Plan.