5 Chances to Change the World in 2020. The choices we make this year will shape the critical decade ahead. Read them here from The Nature Conservancy.
Climate Change is a racial justice problem, Washington Post article
Let’s Talk Climate: How-To-Guide
It is very important to build the skills necessary to talk and inform people about climate change and this how-to-guide does just that. It was published by The Nature Conservancy.
Forbes, “Renewable Energy Will Be Consistently Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels By 2020, Report Claims”:
The cost of renewable energy is now falling so fast that it should be a consistently cheaper source of electricity generation than traditional fossil fuels within just a few years, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
American Association for the Advancement of Science, “What We Know: The Reality, Risks, and Responses to Climate Change”:
The overwhelming evidence of human-caused climate change documents both current impacts with significant costs and extraordinary future risks to society and natural systems.
Click here to read the Climate, Environment and Readiness (CLEAR) Plan for Virginia’s George Washington Region. This is a plan for preserving and improving the natural environment, the quality of life and the economic health of the city of Fredericksburg and the counties of Spotsylvania, Stafford, King George and Caroline through responsible management of our most precious resources.
Others Joining the Cause
The Huffington Post, “D.C. Just Passed A Historic Bill Mandating 100 Percent Renewable Power By 2032″ : The unanimously approved legislation puts the nation’s capital at the vanguard of climate policy — even as the federal government is going in reverse.
Arlington County becomes first locality in Virginia to commit to 100% clean, renewable electricity by 2035, read about it here.
Blacksburg is also making its transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050! Here is their resolution.
U.S. Government, 2018, “Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptations” : The National Climate Assessment (NCA) assesses the science of climate change and variability and its impacts across the United States, now and throughout this century.
The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Comprehensive Reports
Project Drawdown is a global research organization that identifies, reviews, and analyzes the most viable solutions to climate change, and shares these findings with the world. View the solutions, and their rankings.
2018 Case Study: CITIES ARE READY FOR 100% CLEAN ENERGY
2017 Case Study: CITIES ARE READY FOR 100% CLEAN ENERGY
2016 Case Study: CITIES ARE READY FOR 100% CLEAN ENERGY