I’m not sure who was nuttier… the people in the room or the people outside.
“We are still in, regardless of the president formally beginning the process of withdrawing us from the Paris Climate Agreement,” Barnes said Thursday at the inaugural meeting of the state’s first dedicated climate change initiative.
“We have to be a leader,” Barnes said. “The moment calls for us to be a leader in the absence of federal leadership.”
Created earlier this year by an executive order, the Climate Change Task Force is headed by Barnes and made up of appointees from the agriculture, utility and tourism industries as well as higher education and indigenous nations.Members are charged with advising Gov. Tony Evers on strategies for slowing global climate change and adapting to the local impacts.
The group sang modified Christmas carols in the hall outside the conference room — “Jingle bells, jet fuel smells, no F-35s, no way!” — while members of the Extinction Rebellion, in white face paint and red robes, held silent poses.
It is remarkable to me that one can read the entire story and twice it mentions that the members are made up of people from different areas of government, business, and special interest groups, but never does it say who is actually on the task force.