10/11/2005: Civic Duties...
Daliwood has this important Post about doing our Civic duty to help:
"Are you concerned about global warming and climate change?
Fear not, the Feds have a plan. Not just any old plan, mind you, but a strategic plan to deal with the problem (you know, that problem they knowingly helped to create and then spent years denying).
Apparently, a cast of thousands from many agencies have put their pointy little heads together and come up with--tah dah--the U.S. Climate Change Technology Program Strategic Plan.
I, for one, am all goose-bumpy with patriotic fervor and a lust to see just how the neocons are going to solve the climate change thing. Their track record on addressing national disasters certainly promises good things regarding their abilities to tackle global-scale calamities involving every nation on earth and every living organism. They're still not sure how many people died in New Orleans or what the names of all the known dead might be, but by God they've got a plan (a strategic plan) for dealing with climate change.
Sharpen your writing skills, Dali pilgrims; you've got a homework assignment. The Feds are accepting public comments on the draft plan. You've got until Nov. 2 to read the report and submit your comments via e-mail. Comments will be posted on their website.
Those of you who've read my history know that I spent 20+ years working for the Feds in environmental regulatory compliance activities (mostly writing Environmental Impact Statements associated with large-scale energy facilities and DOD sites). Asking me to comment on that plan is like asking Madonna to be a slut--can do!
Please comment on the report. I don't think you will be allowed to comment anonymously, but your name is not going to be posted on their web site (so they say). If you don't want to comment, then please spread the word. E-mail the link above to your friends. Let's flood the Feds with comments, particularly intelligent comments. I plan to write a fairly lengthy comment or two, so I will post them here--you are welcome to use them as a starting point for your own or copy them verbatim. I'd be flattered, not annoyed, if anyone thought my comments were worth repeating."
So - here is the link for making those suggestions: U.S. Climate Change Technology Program Strategic Plan: Draft for Public Comment
Don't be SHY...I know we have lots of Intelligent and Informed Folks that fly these internet highways. And we ARE all in the same BOAT here. These Pointy-Headed Strategic Planners need all the help they can get.
Karen on 10.11.05 @ 03:11 PM CST