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Pleasanton: Council reviews suggested strategies for city's Climate Action Plan 2.0

Original post made on Nov 9, 2021

Two sets of primary and secondary actions recommended for addressing climate change in Pleasanton were presented to the Pleasanton City Council last week, giving residents an updated look at the city's proposed Climate Action Plan 2.0.

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Posted by buklau
a resident of Avila
on Nov 9, 2021 at 4:29 pm

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San Francisco is covered in needles, homeless, feces, and trash yet it wants to "save the planet" and atmosphere.

Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Nov 9, 2021 at 8:18 pm

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""We need to continue to educate our public that an HVAC unit that uses heat pumps is not going to provide immediate heat," Balch said."

The standard response from the political left on this issue (and others). Do what you are told, use less, and/or do without.

How about educating the public that when the wind is not blowing/sun is not shining there is no "clean" energy being produced? Nothing "common sense" about more electrification plans either when residents are already told not to use/use less electricity during afternoons during summer days to avoid rolling blackouts. All of this to supposedly "save the planet"? Other nations such as China, India, and Russia aren't doing anything. We end up with higher energy prices, insufficient supply, and unreliable sources.

Posted by Jo
a resident of Del Prado
on Nov 10, 2021 at 8:01 am

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stop stack and pack would help

Posted by Margo
a resident of Dublin
on Nov 10, 2021 at 9:17 am

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Regarding using less electricity and gas the practicality is that transportation to work for many using bycycle, or car pools is not possible. Useing less utilities between certain hours sounds workable for those who can be homeduring the
use hours. Not so workable for those needing to commute, and arriving home between 4-9pm, and those with families.

Posted by Rich Buckley
a resident of Livermore
on Nov 10, 2021 at 9:42 am

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Clean up the narrative to match the science and weather. In one of the most important contributions the Atmospheric Science Department of LLNL could make, i.e., the distinction: Are we in global warming or global cooling?

Unfortunately their science narrative is out of sync with what we are experiencing, and has been for too long.

Web Link

This new emerging group of Atmospheric Scientists is composed of a highly respected subgroup of thought leaders in Atmospheric Science. Suddenly the old generation is precipitating downwards out of vogue and leaving a new group of highly respected thought leaders as beacons of the emerging reality. The reality of our weather is beginning to match with those atmospheric scientific papers that conclude we are going into a steeper earth cooling as ocean currents are slowed at the poles due to fresh water melting and then refreezing. What was heresy before that would get your career sidetracked, is becoming the new science backed by peer reviewed white papers predicting outcomes formerly labeled as aberrations.

Fresh water floats on Salt water forming natural density layers that are slow to remix into just salt water. The freezing temperature of fresh water is higher than salt water, meaning it will freeze first. After the quick melting of ice at the north pole we are being followed with even greater matter of environmental concern that refreezing of the surface floating fresh water is triggering a deeper ice age as a greater mass of fresh water ice seasonally returns over larger artic ocean surface area than before, and stops and/or slows ocean currents. Once the ocean currents are disrupted, slowed, or even stopped, the ice age cycle dramatically deepens through a cascading chain reaction of diminished water flow momentum. >>> Continued Part 2

Posted by Rich Buckley
a resident of Livermore
on Nov 10, 2021 at 9:45 am

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At the same time, larger surface area, faster freezing fresh water creates incremental atmospheric cooling for more days of the year. And with it, out go the old atmospheric scientism-dogmas. LLNL atmospheric scientists have been under its past leadership, grouped under the old atmospheric Scientism-dogmas.... highly agendized and politically active ….see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.... and that's no longer working…. worst still it’s now all too obvious to the rest of us.

The new dogma emerging flows .... The persistent aberrations are actually trends, Global Cooling is a worse environmental problem than Global Warming, Stop Atmospheric Geoengineering (Chemtrailing known toxins and nano bots, and stop HAARP-ing dead zones that pause normal atmospheric currents) until we educate the public truthfully so the public and trusting body of our scientific community understand. Once we understand what’s been done to us through full disclosure, we can choose to all act differently. This causes us to pause and reflect on what we have been doing and start realizing we better change, and stop playing a role quite the same as we have been for the past 20+ years. Otherwise we are going to kill hundreds of millions of the unprepared. Let's change.

Posted by Ptown Baseball Dad
a resident of Birdland
on Nov 10, 2021 at 5:18 pm

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Hmmm, how about this for starters-

Don’t allow Kaiser Air to base 737 jets at Livermore airport. If they are allowed, under a proposed 60 year lease, you can kiss air quality in the Tri-Valley goodbye. And noise pollution from those jets. Think it’s not true? Spend some time in a 10 mile radius of San Jose International Airport. There’s nothing like the smell of jet fuel raining down on you morning, noon and night.

So while some believe we’re at a point of critical mass (no we’re not) and need to de-carbon our entire economy, let’s start by blocking the 200,000 pound monsters that could soon be flying in and out of our wonderful valley.

Just say N O to Kaiser Air.

Posted by Joe V
a resident of Birdland
on Nov 10, 2021 at 5:36 pm

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Agree, no 737 jets flying out of Livermore Airport.

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