Friday, May 29, 2020

Jackson Creates Climate Change Task Force

The city of Jackson issued the following press release. 

The City of Jackson, along with local partners, has established the Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Taskforce, otherwise known as CliMAT, geared toward developing and implementing municipal climate change solutions by addressing climate change mitigation through the reduction of emissions, and adaptation. Through these climate actions, the taskforce will simultaneously address the issues of climate justice, economic wellbeing, and prosperity of the citizens of Jackson.


The Task force will begin developing a comprehensive Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Plan, while working on recently initiated projects which include an Extreme Heat Preparedness Plan (supported by a grant from the National League of Cities Local Climate Solutions Engagement); Urban Heat Mapping (NOAA-funded 2020 Heat Campaign), and Municipal Carbon Accounting (supported by Environmental Insights Explorer).



The taskforce, which meets monthly, is chaired by Dr. Dominika Parry, PhD and CEO of 2oC Mississippi. Chief Administrative Officer, Dr. Robert Blaine serves as a representative for the City of Jackson.

Other members serving on the CliMAT Taskforce are as follows:
David Bickham, Bickham Innovation Catalysts, LLC
Abby Bramann, Pearl River Keeper
Thorne G. Butler, Mississippi Ice and Court Sports Association
Kathy Egland, NAACP-National Board, Environmental and Climate Justice Committee 
Catherine Lee, Green and Health Homes Initiatives
Alan Penman, MBChB, PhD, MPH, 2oC Mississippi and UMMC
Joan Wesley, PhD, Jackson State University 

For more information, visit: https://www.2cmississippi.org/climat .

68 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why don't they start with the trash all around Jackson? Tires, mattresses, couches etc.... on every street in the hood. Abandoned houses over grown with weeds. Raw sewage spilling from the manholes. Why do people live this way? It is not the city's fault it is like that... it is the city's fault it stays like that.

Anonymous said...

You have got to be fucking kidding us. I didn't know it took that many friends of the Mayor to figure out it gets hot in spring/summer and cooler in fall/winter.

Anonymous said...

Good to know Jackson has solved crime, poverty, drug abuse, littering and homelessness and has now moved on to solving climate change.

Anonymous said...

Number one heat issue is too much fire from guns. Number one environmental consequence is too much lead poisoning from bullets. Wish them well on solving these climate issues.

Anonymous said...

jackson needs a homicide change task force-

Albert Schweitzer said...


Please, please tell me that this assortment of hangars on, parasites, and general foolish people are NOT being paid for this near imaginary function. If so, it is just another parasitic idiocy.

Barring that, I do have a strong recommendation: since "global warming" is alleged to be one of the disasters we currently face3, perhaps we should muzzle (duct tape comes to mind) the alleged mayor. This should cut down substantially on the volume of non-essential hot air in Jackson. To boot, it might help to muzzle the city council too.

Crime, roads, utilities are what needs to be worked on. Beyond this, it is just wheel spinning designed to pay some very nonessential parasites. When I walk or drive in Jackson, I don't think about if the earth will end in 12 years but I do think of being mugged or blowing out tires in potholes.

Anonymous said...

WTF ????
More of Baby chowke socialist agenda

These paid positions or they doing this for "free"

Anonymous said...

Maybe they should create a task force to keep the sewage from running down the streets.

Anonymous said...

Are you fking kidding me?

Anonymous said...

As if dumping shit into the Pearl is not important.?

Anonymous said...

Oh lordy, I just laughed myself out of my chair.

Seems like Lil' Taliaferro should start with a Raw Sewage and Reliable Water Supply Task Force.

Anonymous said...

Somebody is getting a new job to get paid....

Anonymous said...

Good grief. As if there weren't enough issues that the city of Jackson actually has control over, now they're wasting time and resources on something over which they have little to no control.

Messick said...

"Environmental and Climate Justice"


Somebody want to take a shot at this one?

Anonymous said...

You have got to be shittin' me!!! Jacktown has way bigger issues than trying to solve the farce that is climate change!! Maybe if they didn't release billions of gallons of raw sewage into the Pearl River that would be their contribution to helping the environment. Those numb nuts that work for the city couldn't close a fuckin' umbrella!!!

Anonymous said...

Believe it or not, I studied 19th century French poetry.

Anonymous said...

Why is this committee needed? Just do it. Put thermostats in city buildings in hot weather at 80 degrees and in cold weather at 62 degrees. As vehicles need to be replaced, replace them with either electric vehicles or very small gasoline vehicles. Install programmable thermostats in all city buildings. Replace street light bulbs with LED bulbs. Ensure that heating and AC equipment is inspected and serviced on a regular basis. Have Entergy inspect all buildings to make recommendations concerning energy usage. Have lighting in all city building checked and install new energy efficient lighting wher needed.

I am sure there are a few things, I have left off, but that will get things started.

Anonymous said...

Does climate justice involve jumping over tall buildings? Flying backwards to make the earth spin in reverse to turn back the clock on criminal levels of water pollution?
Jackson-sucking hind tit since the late 80's

Anonymous said...

Jackson released a billion gallons of raw sewage into a river and this is what the Lumumba administration came up with. I guess there's no nationwide, personal glory in fixing local infrastructure. Empty Suit.

Anonymous said...

I have a solar panel scheme that I would love to sell the Mayor. It will be more electrifying than Tesla!
We could even bring back the City of Jackson's electric trolley service! Bet you people didnt know we once had that!

Anonymous said...

"These paid positions or they doing this for "free"? Will make more than most of us.

Anonymous said...

They pump half a BILLION gallons of sewage into the Pearl...and they invent a BS committee on climate change

Madison Rulz said...

Good to see they are focusing on something the city can't do anything about instead of potholes and crime.

Jackson residents mainly care about: crime, roads, other infrastructure and schools. In light of these legitimate concerns, a climate change task force is a frustrating embarrasment.

Anonymous said...

If I were a citizen of Jackson (thankfully I am not), I would be livid!

Anonymous said...

this is bound to make a profound impact on something or other...

lets start with the sewage/water system...there. task force done until thats fixed.

Anonymous said...

I've been meaning to thank KF for posting the humorous items to lighten up the dreary news. Too bad this isn't just entertainment but a real thing, still good for a laugh. Talk about rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic... Some people had too much downtime in the quarantine.

Anonymous said...

great. let’s look at the climate that leads to bullets in people. change that climate!

Dave Chappelle said...

This is gonna be a cool skit.

Anonymous said...

Even Kenneth Stokes isn't this stupid.

Stokes for mayor!

Walter Cronkite said...

Fake news. I don't see Greta Thunberg's name mentioned anywhere.

Credible Messager said...

Word on the screet says they gonna call it the Fast Action Response Team.

Had Enough said...

I want to do my part ....So I am going to cut my auto fossil fuel footprint by staying the hell out of this joke of a city. Glad to help.

Stupid is as stupid does said...

Political ambition, please deliver us from this clown car full of carpetbagger fools.

Anonymous said...

What a clusterf**k we have for a mayor! Is this a belated April Fool's joke?

Baby Chok - the Good Idea Fairy said...

Un-fucking believable! This has to be funded by Soros and Bloomberg.

Mayor Baby Chok doesn't know the difference between climate and weather. You can take that to the bank.

Will there be a convention in Paris?

Lots of "Drs" on that list. How many have "terminal degrees?"

For you Jacksonians, we still have a few homes on the market to your north, but don't delay.

Anonymous said...

@10:59a- Sadly, his supporters will think he’s a genius. Their people in “positions” with “titles” equals winning.

Also, deflecting from solving real issues keeps the problems available to complain about next election cycle. He can make more empty promises to his sheep.

Anonymous said...

This esteemed group, established in the Bold New City of Jackson, MS, will bring forth results that will garner international renown on the level of the Paris Climate Treaty and the Kyoto Protocol.

Anonymous said...

@10:37 AM - good list, and add to it:

Put duct tape over Baby Chok's mouth to reduce carbon emissions.

Anonymous said...

Why are they doing this? The incoming Dem Administration will flood them with grant money under the Green New Deal. Every Environmental engineer from JSU will be making 150K to do nothing but shovel money.

And their buddies will get even richer off projects with minority preference.

You don't think Biden's minority outreach guy from Grenada isn't being courted?

Think about what is happening in 5 months.

Anonymous said...

The mayor's "base" outside Jackson is probably more important to him than his base inside Jackson. This is totally silly for Jackson, but the mayor is cultivating his support and building his resume with the ultra-progressives outside Jackson. After all, THEY have the money.

Anonymous said...

The City spending time and energy on this is akin to the Mayor yelling: "Oh, look over there...…..a squirrel."

Stevie Wonder said...

11:53A, I see what you did there.

fed up in Jackson said...

this is the stupidest thing I have ever heard of, and possibly the biggest waste ever.....and that's saying something as a life long resident of the city.

Go look at the shithole that city hall is turning in to

Anonymous said...

I just googled "climate Justice." Get ready to be taxed -- Climate justice says that we in wealthy countries – and the wealthier among us – who have benefitted the most from using fossil fuels, must do more of the heavy lifting to reduce our greenhouse gas (or carbon) emissions.

Get ready for a commuter tax.

Anonymous said...

Hahahahaha Hahahaha

Anonymous said...

The Lumamba Derangement Syndrome has fully consumed Rankin and Madison counties. It appears to be spreading faster than the Trump flu.

Anonymous said...

All of these comments are my favorites! I couldn’t have responded better myself

Anonymous said...

SO I guess they won't be travelling to the Paris A I R Show this year?

Anonymous said...

When I want to address climate change I call the HVAC repairman.

How do it know? said...

Maybe they will solve the decades old question of how a thermos keeps hot things hot, and cold things cold.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if this means the Jackson Airport Authority will make fewer trips to the aparis Air Show to reduce carbon emissions.

Anon-E-Mouse said...

In other words, Jackson is going to start taxing the dozen or so manufacturers left in the city. Say so long to Armstrong Flooring and PECO foods.

Anonymous said...

Junior high school climate club will make posters. Somebody's mom will provide koolaid and cookies.

Anonymous said...

What in the world is "Climate justice" ?

Laughing my ass off.


Gawd, these idiots create a new phrase every day.

Anonymous said...

@ May 29, 2020 at 1:10 PM
"Get ready for a commuter tax."

Yes, they will probably try again for a commuter tax. If it happens then you can bet your bottom dollar that the few CPA firms, Advertising agencies and other professionals left in Jackson will be headed out of the City of Jackson. If anything Rankin and Madison Counties need to impose a "scum bag" tax on all the trash going to those counties to commit their crimes since they have just about depleted their supply in Jackson.

Anonymous said...

Is this a climate change task force or task farce?

Anonymous said...

"Pass the Doobie to the Left hand side." This is truly Nero Fiddling as Rome (Jackson) Burns. So sad and to think of what Jackson Was at one time.

Anonymous said...

I gurantee you Commuter tax would be the death nail. But then again Maybe Not I pay 5000 a year in property tax cant vote here so I can realign my car. Im just hanging on 5 years until Retirement

Anonymous said...

Rain on State Street and Ellis Avenue is more important than raw sewage flowing into the Pearl River ?

But I guess that's some kind of goofy "climate justice".

How will the Zoo be impacted by climate justice ?



Brick Tamland said...

It's about time someone did something about the weather. The weather is unruly and never follows my forecast.

Anonymous said...

Chuck, just when I thought it couldn’t get worse you surprise me again. I see another segment on MSNBC. Chuck will again act as a progressive black mayor speaking for all of Mississippi. Rachel will no doubt praise him and ignore the crime, streets, infrastructure issues and of course our world class zoo. The sad but comical saga continues.

Anonymous said...

We’ve had the best spring in ages and this fool wants to go and jinx us.

Anonymous said...

BabyChok's imitating de Blasio, in New York. The de Blasio Creature is attempting to wreak havoc upon his city's building stock - requiring older buildings to be brought up to ridiculous energy standards, etc. It's just one of many ways in which he's ruining NYC.

Jackson, if left alone, would be a stellar example of a city's helping reverse climate change. Trees and weeds absorb carbon and produce oxygen. And the buzzards feeding on bodies, plus the packs of wild dogs eating zoo animals and Jackson State students, surely mark a return to something resembling a mature ecosystem.

Not that enhancement of current trends, is really being contemplated for Jackson. What's being contemplated, is some sort of make-believe observance of some sort of pointless protocol, for purposes of getting government money (and career-building within the Democratic Party: as long as it sounds good on paper, that's all that matters).

So truly, in keeping with BabyChok's ambitions for Jackson, as "The Most Radical City on the Planet", I insist that he recruit Gwendolyn Chapman, aka 'Hemp Lady', as Czar for this enterprise. Chapman and her cohort have been feverishly working on building a protective dome, over Jackson, composed of HEMP VAPOR. Recent news out of Jackson, would suggest that this vapor dome is nearly complete. Hemp, as Chapman has explained, "Absorbs radiation... and REPELS it!" Based upon her successes within the realm of Hemp Science, one naturally assumes that Chapman can TWEAK her Hemp Vapours, to achieve optimal C02 results - simultaneously absorbing AND repelling greenhouse gases.

Anonymous said...

12:41 is correct, this is a resume builder; really, nobody outside of Jackson cares about it; the mayor is smart enough to realize that he is in a dead end job and there is nothing he can really do about this place, sans money with lots of commas between the digits(which is not going to happen). So, it is a stepping stone. No sense in getting worked up over it.

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Anonymous said...

Let's fund a group to study things we cannot change instead of working on solving the things we can.

Anonymous said...

Stop the talk about a commuter tax. It will never happen. Legislature won't be authorizing any new special taxes for Jackghanistan for a long, long time.

Anonymous said...

A timely move. But seems the committee could be expanded to represent the city of Jackson.

Anonymous said...

Who is the puppet master here who is calling the shots All of sudden Baby Chok has taken it up three levels in progressive mayoring.

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