You shouldn't be relying on carbon capture and storage,
because that is an immature technology and extremely expensive. In
the past you relied on carbon capture and storage, as a get out of
jail free card to make your math work, which was an assumption on
your part about how far along carbon capture and storage would be.
When you figured out that your assumptions were wrong all you did
was double down by readjusting your assumptions to the future so
that you wouldn't have to take action now, that you urgently need
If we are to meet our climate goals we need to both decarbonize
our society while at the same time aggressively reducing emissions
from the so-called short-lived climate pollutants like methane and
HFC's. New research indicates that if we only decarbonize we will
have lost a tremendous opportunity to reduce the rate of warming.
If we aggressively target both carbon dioxide emissions and the
short-lived climate pollutants we can do a four times better job at
reducing the rate of warming than if we only decarbonize
alone. Whatever tools we utilize to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
it is imperative that we do so with urgency. We have a great deal
to accomplish between now and 2030. The most aggressive plan
considered by CARB is the one that should be implemented.
The scoping plan elevates the economy as more important than
fighting global warming and while I agree the economy is important
we have to think about what our economy in the future will look
like with global warming if we don't take the most aggressive steps
now against global warming. The costs will be off the charts If we
fail to act now and the economy will suffer immeasurably. So even
from an economic standpoint it makes sense to adopt the most
aggressive plans to fight global warming.
The news a couple of days ago reported the death of 2000 cows in
Kansas from a heat dome. We had a heat dome last year they covered
a good part of the United States and killed an immense amount of
marine life. Global warming is happening now, it is affecting all
of us, now, and it is getting worse. No matter what we do the globe
is going to continue to warm. I don't fully understand why it is
that even if we stopped all the emissions today that we still have
30 years of warming ahead of us but I've read enough scientists who
say that that's the way it is, so I have to take that into
consideration. Seeing how bad it is right now I don't even want to
think about how bad it's going to get if we don't do everything
that we can as soon as we can. You shouldn't even be arguing about
this, it should be obvious to you as it is to everyone else that we
are in trouble and we need you to do your jobs while you think
about all of us, not just the stakeholders who make a profit out of
the current economy. Again, the most aggressive plan considered by
CARB is the one that should be implemented.
Thank you for the opportunity to comment.