Minneapolis declares 'climate emergency'

Minneapolis declares ‘climate emergency’

by Jeremiah Jacobsen, KARE11

The resolution “demands a massive-scale mobilization to halt, reverse, and address the consequences and causes of climate change.”

The Minneapolis City Council unanimously passed a resolution Friday to declare a “climate emergency.”

The resolution declares “that there is a climate emergency which demands a massive-scale mobilization to halt, reverse, and address the consequences and causes of climate change.”

In a news release, city officials said Minneapolis is joining other organizations, clubs, and governments around the world in “bringing awareness to the need to mobilize resources at a scale and speed sufficient to protect civilization, the economy, people, species and ecosystems.”

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