Sunday, December 24, 2006

Everyone’s Doing It

At some point this does begin to make sense.

Editorial: Sac goes global
Published 12:00 am PST Sunday, December 24, 2006

Sacramento County is mulling whether to concern itself with climate change.

It should, as should everyone. The challenge is to make the most of any effort, even if the contribution is admittedly small in a global context.

The county's proposed first foray is to join a national "climate exchange" and to contractually commit to lowering the emissions of county government functions, such as deputy patrols or shuttles at the airport.

The aim -- for the county to follow the goals of an international treaty to lower emissions over time -- seems achievable. And the county may make a little money by being a good global citizen, as part of this climate exchange.