The recent World Bank report “Turn
Down the Heat: Why a 4° C Warmer World Must be Avoided” is a strong
warning from these bankers that we are on track for increasing disasters... unless we change course! The poorest nations did not cause the problem but
will suffer the worst consequences of extreme heat and sea level rise.
Environmental scientists make
projections about consequences in their models for the future – and we are
already outside the expected trajectory on many indicators. The loss of Arctic
Sea ice is far more rapid than the projections and outside even what the models
Change is difficult in our society. We get
comfortable in what we know. Yet we do seem to be capable of making systemic
changes when we are confronted by outside forces.
Making change from a
vision that will uplift our society in a couple decades is much harder.
Making the needed changes
from a fossil fuel economy at both speed and
scale is nearly impossible. How do we shift society from a long
term destructive habit (oil, gas and coal) to a society based on clean
electricity and fuels?
GENI is one of many global organizations now making
the case for the rapid transition to 100% renewable energy -- in nation after
nation, state by state. We have published many national reports on how to
become 100% Renewable at www.GENI.org.
What can you do? Turn up the heat on your political leaders!
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