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Comment 98 for 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan (scopingplan2022) - Non-Reg.

First NameMark
Last NameGrossman
Affiliation350 Silicon Valley
SubjectDraft plan is insufficient

To CARB decision makers:

The world is watching California, a putative leader in climate action. But the latest proposed CARB climate plan is a go-slow program of insufficient change, and others are likely to dilute their own goals and programs. 

  1. California’s goal should be at least an 80 percent reduction in emissions by 2030. Prof. Daniel Kammen, former coordinating author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Professor of Sustainability at UC Berkeley, set out a scientifically backed and feasible program for California in 2021. It calls for an 80 percent reduction in emissions by 2030. But the draft plan only aims for an 80 percent reduction in emissions by 2045. Even more troubling, the draft’s reliance on carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) or direct air capture of carbon (DAC) to reduce 20 percent of our emissions is more than  New York (15 percent) and far more than the State of Washington (5 percent) anticipates. DAC is a nascent technology that has not yet proven scalable.

Thank you for your attention.


Mark Grossman

Palo Alto, CA

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Date and Time Comment Was Submitted 2022-06-23 14:28:33

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