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Comment 20 for 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan (scopingplan2022) - Non-Reg.

First NameCAROL
Subject2045 is too late! Must achieve carbon neutrality by 2035 or sooner!

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 or sooner.

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 resources.  

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!




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Date and Time Comment Was Submitted 2022-05-23 17:50:16

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