Dear Friends:

We start the year with “It’s Not Too Late:  A Climate Change New Year’s Resolution.”

“When it comes to climate, timing is everything,” the group, including former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres and Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, head of Germany’s Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, wrote.  “If we delay, the conditions for human prosperity will be severely curtailed.”

So, as 2018 begins, here are some of the goals for 2020 that the optimists presented:

  • Boost the world’s renewable electricity generation to 30 percent of total supply.
  • Begin to retire all remaining coal-fired power plants.
  • Expand sales of electric vehicles to 15 percent of new cars.
  • Provide $1 trillion in financing each year—public and private—for climate action.

Many really excellent articles but I single out: “How we know It Was Climate Change”, Noah Diffenbaugh and “Getting to 350: What Will It Take to Fix Global Warming”, Peter Montague.

And let’s support our colleague Peter Joseph:

Vote online for ‘Revenue Neutral Carbon Fee and Dividend.’  MIT Climate CoLab contest proposal developed by Marin group leader Peter Joseph of Citizens Climate Lobby.  Read the proposal and vote here

​ (you have till January 1​5 to respond).




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