Shared January 14, 2019
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In a video that is guaranteed to not be controversial, I propose three points we should focus on in the fight to stop climate change. This is largely based on my read of the Global Status Report (6), the document produced by REN21, and my time in Berlin at the REN21 Academy.
My video at the REN21 academy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmX_S...
Why climate change (so far) is irreversible: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dC7A9...
The renewable energy transformation is the most important part of any plan to bring down carbon emissions and stop climate change. In this video essay I discuss how we can best move from fossil fuels to renewable energy like solar, wind, geothermal, and hydro power. Not just in electricity generation but also in other sectors: transport, and heating.
Please share this video far and wide. This is the moment in history where we must make the sane decision, economically, politically, and socially, to take a stand against global warming. There is no time for politics or petty arguing. We know the science. We know what we must do. Let's get on with doing it.
(1) This summary is taken from The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars by Michael Mann. If you care about the subject you should read it.
(2) The visible gas here is likely water vapour, however finding stock footage of an invisible gas like carbon dioxide being emitted is both hard to find and not very instructive. The footage here is used to represent the emission of greenhouse gases in an appropriate visual way.
(3) See, e.g., https://www.ipcc.ch/sr15/
(4) For the record, I am vegetarian for this very reason. I miss kebabs. https://www.theguardian.com/environme...
(5) Adapted from https://www.c2es.org/content/internat..., data from 2013.
(6) GSR 2018: http://www.ren21.net/gsr-2018/
(7) Taken (and improved) from https://irena.org/-/media/Files/IRENA...
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