important as they give us benchmarks of our progress – or lack thereof. This
week there has been widespread reporting that the Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
concentrations in our atmosphere reached 400 ppm (parts per million). This
is a 40% increase in the last century – an unprecedented rate of change.
These charts show a steady
increase since the industrial revolution of the 1800’s, fueling by burning
fossil fuels in factories, power plants and automobiles. The acceleration
since 1950 is a function of population growth from 3 billion to 7 billion
people today on the planet.
Fossil fuels have supported
increased living standards for the developed world – yet it’s turning into a
devil’s bargain for society in the long-term... ‘we are burning down the
The past does not have to
become our fate. Solutions exist today – but we must initiate the transition
at an unprecedented rate.
Initiative advocates the linking of renewable energy resources around the
world. There’s an abundance of solar,
wind, geothermal, hydro, biomass and ocean energies on our planet -- more than
humanity could ever use. We need to interconnect them between all nations.
GENI interns and staff have produced reports for
nearly all OECD nations on how each could become 100% renewable. This is
achievable as 6 nations are now 70%+ renewable. Norway and Iceland are 100%.
For the sake of future
generations, we ask that you get involved. This is one issue where every
individual can do something. It’s the issue we all must work on together to
In partnership for the