The climate crisis is a subtle, long-term problem because it doesn't
manifest itself like weather, which changes a lot from day to day. Yet
194 out of 195 countries acknowledge this crisis. It's already too big
for individual actions alone to make any difference in solving it. So
how shall we respond, collectively? To start, how about monthly
payments to go green? In an easily understood, lively presentation,
Robert Haw first outlines some of the changes occurring in our world.
Current manifestations of global warming (like the crazy weather) are
illustrated and the science behind it explained. He then outlines a
series of steps we can take to slow climate change, actions to shrink
household carbon footprints as well as actions at the national level
... bringing about a countrywide clean energy transition.
The idea is to levy an extraction fee on fossil fuels and distribute the money raised back to American households (to protect families against rising fossil fuel costs). Ultimately this will reduce fossil fuel consumption by making dirty energy more expensive and clean energy more competitive - meaning that reducing oil and gas consumption will be better for both our wallets and for the environment. This kind of policy opens the way to a sustainable future while keeping the economy strong.
Bio: A physicist by training and a graduate of Stanford University, Robert Haw has been employed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory for 25 years as an interplanetary navigation engineer on exploration missions across the solar system.
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Eaton Canyon Nature Center
1750 N. Altadena Drive
Pasadena, CA 91107
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