10 Ways To Change The Climate Back
10 ways to accelerate progress against climate change; From pricing carbon to shifting diets, here’s what we need to prioritize now.
Eliza Barclay and Umair Irfan, October 11, 2018 (VOX)
Climate scientists told us this week in a long-awaited United Nations report that limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius would require a gargantuan global effort — and that we have roughly 12 years to do it…The emissions we need to focus on now are the ones at the industrial, corporate level, not at the individual level…[According to CDP’s 2017 report, 71%] of global greenhouse gas emissions since 1988 can be traced back to just 100 fossil fuel companies. Hitting the 1.5°C or 2°C goals means these corporations, their customers, and other large enterprises must phase out fossil fuels…[Strategies include…1) Price carbon emissions…2) Subsidize clean energy, and end subsidies for dirty energy…3) Close coal plants, and cut off the fossil fuel supply in other ways…4) Electrify everything and get more efficient…5) Invest in innovation…6) End production and sales of cars, trucks, and buses that run on fossil fuels…7) Require “zero deforestation” supply chains…8) Keep aging nuclear plants running…9) Discourage meat and dairy consumption, encourage plant-based diets…10) Remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere…” click here for more