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
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.
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.
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.