Will we believe the science? Equally important, will we act on the science? We have to understand the facts and implications first – before we can act. Carbon dioxide levels, average global temperature, and sea levels are increasing every year with serious implications for all life on the planet, particularly human civilization. The World Bank estimates that by the year 2050 over one hundred million people will be on the road looking for a new place to live.
Solar and wind have made amazing progress over the past decade. Installations have increased and costs have plummeted. Solar and wind now cost 25% of what they did 10 years ago. For most locations looking for a new source of energy, solar and wind are the cheapest alternatives.
Climate models are involved in putting science into action. We will review the online En-ROADS Climate Solutions Simulator. The Simulator provides graphic illustrations of how bold and immediate actions can bend the increasing amount of CO2 in our atmosphere and resulting yearly rise in average global temperature. Pushing levers in the Simulator will help us understand the impact (and sometimes lack thereof) of climate change actions and legislation.
The “Can We Stop Climate Change?” webinar has been designed to reach those who are already concerned, want to learn more, and employ that learning to become more vocal/active at any level. This final session will cover effective communication with others about climate change, and the wide range of options for how and where you can take concrete action. It includes time to think about what kinds of action particularly interest you, and plan for what you might like to do going forward.