by Green New Deal Action | 4.2.19
When politicians say we need to "innovate our way out of Climate Change", they are saying this as an excuse for government inaction - if the government were to pass any Climate Change legislation, than revolutionary technology would nerve emerge, the thinking goes.
Not only is that wrong, it misses the point. Innovative solutions to climate change will take place in public policy as much, if not more, than via technology.
If we are going to address Climate Change, we'll need moon-shots, as well as reasonable and highly effective initiatives like congestion-pricing at the local level.
“There’s two aspects to it. It’s M and M: management and money. I’m not going to ask New Yorkers for more money for the [Metropolitan Transportation Authority] unless I know there’s a better management system at the MTA. And this does both,” Cuomo said, adding that the “traffic problem … is only getting worse” in the city.
“Today marks a historic moment for our State and our City, as we secure the funding needed to start modernizing our mass transit system while curbing costly traffic congestion,” Matthiessen said in a statement. “Once implemented, congestion pricing will create a dedicated funding stream to upgrade the transit system while balancing out and reducing traffic across the city.”
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