CLIMATE, CLIMATE, CLIMATE and What’s Affected By It
in AVL Today a part of The City Council’s making moves
Building upon their Climate Emergency Resolution from January of this year, City Council also approved a decision establishing a zero-net loss tree canopy policy. Its goal? To establish tree canopy coverage of 50% by 2040 in order to fight canopy loss and ensuing “heat islands,” which can disproportionately affect minority communities. This resolution supports the establishment of a Comprehensive Urban Forestry Program in the future.
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PISGAH NATIONAL FOREST and SPECIAL PLACES TO PROTECT
The National Forests in North Carolina includes national forest lands from the Southern Appalachian mountains to the marshy coast. Recreation opportunities abound with the richness of the diversity of the land and its history.
by Jeffrey Goldberg Editor in chief, The Atlantic “I wish to speak a word for Nature, for absolute freedom and wildness, as contrasted with a freedom and culture merely civil—to regard man as an inhabitant, or a part and parcel of Nature, rather than a member of society.”
So begins Henry David Thoreau’s landmark essay “Walking,” which was published in The Atlantic in 1862. Thoreau is one of many Atlantic writers to explore in our pages the complicated, fraught, and surpassingly consequential relationship between humanity and the environment. The Atlantic was a pioneer in writing about the environment, and we continue that tradition with the launch of a new section, Atlantic Planet, devoted to covering the changing climate. CLICK FOR MORE
We have no shortage of crises at the moment, but climate change may be the defining challenge of our time. It is already reshaping every aspect of our lives, from how we do business to where we live to what foods we eat. This is why The Atlantic is committing itself to examining the ways in which climate change will remake life as we know it, and to investigating and illuminating solutions that could allow humanity to save itself from possible catastrophe. CLICK FOR MORE