Climate Barstool, Leg One

Climate Barstool LEG One: Zero Fossil Fuel Emissions // Published on Jun 16, 2016

In order to stabilize our climate system and avoid utter devastation of our societies we need to deploy my metaphorical Three-legged Barstool with extreme urgency.

Here I discuss the first leg, which is necessary but not sufficient. Recent research show that this can be done in a decade.
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Here is the link, for Carbon Fee and Dividend.  Carbon Cap and Trade is well explained by EDF [1] here.  Our Renewable Future: Laying the Path for One Hundred Percent Clean Energy, is shared here.  Only Zero Carbon, from my friend Peter Carter.  100% Renewable Energy, wiki, here. Mark Z. Jacobson [2], here.

Marshall Plan, here:  ‘The years 1948 to 1952 saw the fastest period of growth in European history. Industrial production increased by 35%. Agricultural production substantially surpassed pre-war levels.[64] The poverty and starvation of the immediate postwar years disappeared, and Western Europe embarked upon an unprecedented two decades of growth that saw standards of living increase dramatically. There is some debate among historians over how much this should be credited to the Marshall Plan. Most reject the idea that it alone miraculously revived Europe, as evidence shows that a general recovery was already underway. Most believe that the Marshall Plan sped this recovery, but did not initiate it. ‘

Manhattan Project, here.  Apollo program, here.  ‘Automobile Factories Switched to War Production As America Entered World War II:  No more cars as civilian car and truck production was banned for the duration’.
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[1] Environmental Defense Fund.  Probably connected to CELF, dk.
[2] In many direct conversations, Sam Carana, btw, speaks very highly of Mark, dk.

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About paulbeckwith

Well known climate science educator; Part-time Geography professor (climatology, oceanography, environmental issues), University of Ottawa. Physicist. Engineer. Master's Degree in Science in Laser Optics, Bachelors of Engineering, in Engineering Physics. Won Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario gold medal. Also interested in investment and start-ups in climate solutions, renewable energy and energy efficiency. Avid chess player, and likes restoring old homes. Married with children.
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