afraid of what climate change is bringing to our world and to my
grandchildren. Every day has a new story about water shortages,
drought, record heat, wildfire, weather disasters. Individual
conservation efforts are useless in the face of the enormity of our
problem- it requires inovation and legislation.
painful and it is inevitable, but we can choose which kind of
change we want. On the one hand we have the looming consequences of
climate change (livability, safety, economy, the future of our
children!) On the other the changes that we all need to make
to our lifestyles and way of life that are required to fight
against climate change (and the disapproval from voters and
businesses who can not accept these changes.)
no time to hesitate, no time to convince the reluctant or
uneducated about the consequences of delay.
- Incentivize new technology and research.
the use of all fossil fuels (including methane and green hydrogen),
- in all of our new vehicles with incentives to eliminate older
vehicles by 2045, all new appliances by 2045, and other equipment.
- Invest in
proven sustainable energy sources as new technology becomes
available- solar, wind, nuclear. Support community and rooftop
more oil drilling infrastructure- cap all orphan wells
carbon sinks and support regenerative agriculture
Capture is hopeless and a waste of resources- don’t go
It may be expensive and controversial initially-
but people can change, and our economy can evolve.Let’s be
Carbon neutral by 2035. Please make a plan with vision and courage.
We will all need it. Let California lead the way.