I oppose the CARB proposed 2022
plan for combating climate change.
As Ellie Cohen of The Climate
Center has advised CARB, California can and must achieve carbon
neutrality by at least 2035 to have a chance of securing a
climate-safe future. I strongly urge CARB to heed the latest science and align with
Governor Newsom’s calls to accelerate the state’s
climate action timeline. Science indicates that 2045 will be
too late! We can't afford to be wrong on this. The
future of the planet depends on it.
As Ellie Cohen has stated
"CARB’s all-out reliance on engineered carbon removal
technologies promoted by oil and gas corporations is foolhardy and
dangerous. CARB has also missed the opportunity to scale up natural
carbon sequestration, with its many co-benefits for resilience,
communities, and nature. In order to secure a stable climate,
California needs to rapidly phase out fossil fuels — starting
now — accelerate the transition to renewable energy, and
invest in proven natural climate solutions. As goes California, so
goes the world.”
The science calls for immediate
rapid reductions in emissions. 2045 is too late!
The economic and social costs of
inaction or delayed action far outweigh the costs in investing in
equitable climate solutions to achieve carbon neutraility by 2035
Be wary of failed carbon removal
technologies promoted by oil and gas corporations.
Natural carbon sequestration
should be utilized to a greater extent to reach net=negative
emissions equitably and quickly.
A 2021 study by California
scientists and climate experts suggested that net-negative
emissions by 2030 is achievable if the state accelerates the
transition to renewable energy; phases out oil and gas and scales
up natural carbon sequestration.
There is a huge opportunity for
job creation if California if there is a greater and accelerated
investment in renewable energy and distributed energy
Some examples of what can be done
are: the new California building code manadating solor
systems on single family and multi family homes; making
parking lots an opportunity for generating clean renewable energy
through photovoltaic installation.
Let's make a California a leader
in obtaining zero emissions by 2035 or sooner! We can and
must do it!