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ClimateBites - Climate Soundbites

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The bad news: It's us. The good news:  We can stop it.

BiteThe bad news: we are causing it.
The good news: we can stop it.
JFK:   "We choose these things because they are hard..."

Bite"We choose to go to the moon in this decade and to do these other things not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling t...
Which renewable?   'Mirror, mirror on the wall'

Category:Clean Energy
BiteAs renewable technologies jostle for position in the growing low carbon economy, commentators are asking 'Who is the fairest electricity generation technology of them all?' It's the wrong question.
Better to adapt than mitigate?   And keep smoking?

BiteBetter to adapt than mitigate? This is like saying 'It's better to smoke, get cancer, then spend years in chemo- and radiotherapy, than to simply quit smoking and get healthy.'
My only tool is a hammer, so that screw must be. . .a hoax!

BiteWhen your only tool is a hammer, all problems look like nails.

A corollary: Show me a problem that is obviously not "a nail" and I'll tell you why that problem is . . . a hoax! Since my only tool is a hammer.... "screws" cannot be real!
Pricing risk:   The accelerant to clean energy shift?

BiteBanks, insurers and big investors are beginning to price climate risk into their decisions. This will accelerate the shift to low carbon energy. Are they the fire-breathers of economic change?
No single solution, there are millions of solutions

Bite"A million small things got us into this climate crisis, and millions of actions will get us out of it." - Patrick Gonzalez, climate scientist for the National Park Service.
To change the world, first change the story—Andy Goodman

Bite"If you want to change the world for the better, first you have to change the story."
We should tax what we burn, not what we earn

Bite"I have long supported a sharp reduction in payroll taxes, with the differences made up in CO2 taxes. We should tax what we burn, not what we earn." - Al Gore
Our new moon shot: Restore a healthy climate by 2070

Bite“We can restore the climate of the 1980s by 2070. It won’t require a miracle or big sacrifices, just the will and policies to do it.” — Peter Fiekowsky, physicist, business owner, and volunteer for Citizens Climate Lobby.
The U-Turn Generation: turning things around

BiteThis is not Gen X, Y or Z. It is Gen U - the U-turn ­­generation whose task is to see global emissions slow, and over the next 30-40 years, drop to zero.
Meatless Monday: Every journey starts with a single step

BiteThe task of reducing carbon emissions seems enormous, but every journey starts with a single step. You can reduce your carbon emissions by incorporating a meatless meal into your weekly schedule.
We don't have to do it alone

Bite“We need to do it ourselves, but we don’t have to do it alone!”

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