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Comment 519 for 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan (scopingplan2022) - Non-Reg.

First NameLani
Last NameFaulkner
AffiliationEquity Transit
SubjectThe California Air Resources Board is not aggressive enough to prevent global food collaps

The draft plan will not keep global temperatures close to what scientists say will avoid catastrophe. The world has only ten years to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50% if we are to attain the goal. President Biden has committed the United States to a 50% reduction by 2030. Yet the draft plan may not achieve even 40% by 2030. The science of climate change requires front-loading our response. If mitigation pathways are not rapidly activated, much more expensive and complex adaptation measures will have to be taken to avoid the impacts of higher levels of global warming on the Earth system. 


California’s goal should be at least an 80% reduction in emissions by 2030. A former coordinating author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Professor of Sustainability at UC Berkeley, Daniel Kammen, Ph.D., set out a scientifically backed and feasible program for California in 2021. It calls for an 80% reduction in emissions by 2030. The draft plan only aims for an 80% reduction emissions by 2045. The draft plan’s reliance on carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) or direct carbon capture (DAC) to balance 20% of our emissions is more than New York (15%) and far more than the State of Washington (5%).

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Date and Time Comment Was Submitted 2022-06-22 22:53:52

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