Today’s Headlines

  • Planning Commission Approves Plan for High Rises in Transbay Center District (ABC 7, SF Examiner)
  • Supe Wiener Decries Plan for Sunday Parking Meters, Ed Reiskin Defends It (City Insider)
  • BART Looks at for Short- and Long-Range Plans for Improvements (SFGate)
  • CA Senate Session, Including Vote on 3-Foot Passing Bill, Postponed Until Today (@CalBike)
  • Intrepid Researcher Sets Out to Determine Which is Better: Muni or BART (Uptown Almanac)
  • SFPD Recovers Over 100 Stolen Bikes in Oakland (Uptown Almanac)
  • Recover a Stolen Bicycle? Maybe — If You Do It Right (SF Weekly)
  • Novato DUI Checkpoint Planned in Honor of Girl Killed Three Years Ago (Marin IJ)
  • SMART Concrete Ties Delivered to Santa Rosa (Press Democrat)
  • Highway 1 Cyclist Killed by Driver Near Bodega Bay (Press Democrat)
  • Pedro Velez Hernandez, 32, Killed by Driver Near Sonoma (Press Democrat)
  • Golden Gate Bridge a Key Car Funnel for Bay Area (SF Examiner)

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  • Scientific American:  Has Civilization Passed the Environmental Point of No Return?

    “As long as natural resources are underpriced compared with their true environmental and social cost—as long as, for instance, automobile consumers do not pay for lives lost from extreme climatic conditions caused by warming from their vehicles’ carbon emissions—technology will continue to produce resource-intensive goods and worsen the burden on the ecosystem, Dasgupta argues. ‘You can’t expect markets to solve the problem,’ he says. Randers goes further, asserting that the short-term focus of capitalism and of extant democratic systems makes it impossible not only for markets but also for most governments to deal effectively with long-term problems such as climate change.

    ” ‘We’re in for a period of sustained chaos whose magnitude we are unable to foresee,’ Meadows warns. He no longer spends time trying to persuade humanity of the limits to growth. Instead, he says, ‘I’m trying to understand how communities and cities can buffer themselves’ against the inevitable hard landing.

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=apocalypse-soon-has-civilization-passed-the-environmental-point-of-no-return&page=2

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