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Comment 127 for Draft 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan (scopingplan2022) - Non-Reg.

First NameNancy
Last NameRoberts
Email Addressnrobertssf@gmail.com
AffiliationExtinction Rebellion SF Bay
SubjectCARB Scoping Plan as released must be bolder
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My name is Nancy Roberts and I’m writing as a member of Extinction Rebellion SF Bay Area. I moved to California in 1999 from the East Coast and have never looked back. I am proud of our state’s environmental leadership and I am desperate to see it continue.

 

I hold a Green MBA degree and as a communications professional I specialize in environmental behavior change. In my work I see how difficult it is for people to accept change, especially bold change. No matter how beneficial, most people, even experts like yourselves, view change as something to fear or avoid. But now is not the time to be fearful. The climate crisis is here, it is happening, and if we do not act boldly, it will only get worse.

 

Half measures and incrementalism are not going to cut it. Inordinate faith in vaporware --  technological advances that have not materialized -- is dangerous. This will not be easy or pleasant, but ambitious changes we make now as a state will prevent a world of pain later on. 

 

An 80% reduction in emissions by 2045 is TOO LATE. This is kicking the can down the road and it has to stop.

 

Your recommended Alternative Three aims to have the least impact on the economy. This does not acknowledge the complex and terrifying impact that the climate catastrophe is going to have on our economy. Insufficient, untimely action is the most damaging course of action the board could choose.

 

I am asking this body to step up and lead: Alternative One is a decent start; Three is not. Begin with One, and make it bolder while striving for a just transition that supports all communiities, but especially the frontline communities that have borne the brunt of harm from the pollution that we have been emitting up to now.

 

Please take the lead so we can continue to be proud of California, together.

Thank you.

 


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