NEWSLETTER JUNE 29, 2021
CLIMATE CHANGE SOLUTIONS – THE TIME IS NOW!!
VIDEO OF SIERRA CLUB’S CLIMATE EMERGENCY MOBILIZATION
THIS WAS THE SECOND DAY OF OUR SAN FRANCISCO CLIMATE WEEK – VIDEO INCLUDES INTERESTING Q&A
“Climate Change delay and denial need to become part of the past. World leaders need to move to solutions immediately. No more excuses, especially as things can be so much better!”
“We can have plenty of clean renewable energy, keep our Earth cool, restore ecosystems, stem the extinction of species, and transform to a better life for all.”
“The extreme heat haves in the US are telling us that the time for obstructing climate change solutions is over and the US needs to begin aggressively solving climate change and show leadership globally”.
VIDEO OF OUR APRIL 6, 2021 EVENT (SECOND PART)
To begin with, here is the video of the second part of our Tuesday, April 6, 2021 San Francisco Climate Week event that includes a talk by Richard Rollins of the Sierra Club and an interesting Question and Answer session with attendees. Watch this very informative video!!
Description of the Video
Talk by Richard Rollins (Team Manager, Sierra Club’s Climate Emergency Mobilization Team) “Building a Movement to Respond to Our Climate Emergency”. After providing a snapshot of where California is with Greenhouse Gas emissions and where it needs to go, Richard gave very informative talk about the educational resources and videos that their Team has put on the website. He also displayed the website page that has a spreadsheet with about 15 tabs and about 75 different action areas where people can go for status and ideas on what needs doing next. Also, described several links including how a city can publish a good and strong Climate Emergency declaration, and information on about a thousand pieces of US national level legislative action that can be taken. Website of Team:
1.Video of our event and description - above
2.Climate Change News
3.Other climate actions by the Sierra Club
2. Some Tough News on Climate Change
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Climate deniers have long criticized the IPCC (intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) reports since 1991 for being scare mongering. In 2018, it had made the world sit up and say what the world needed to do to keep the global average temperature rise below 1.5 degrees Celsius (“Global Warming of 1.5C” report). Well, it turns out that the IPCC was all along conservative and cautious in what it said. Now it’s being leaked that what the IPCC is about to say is, “Life on Earth can recover from a drastic climate shift by evolving into new species and creating new ecosystems … humans cannot.”
Their upcoming reports may tell it more like it is. Several tipping points may lead to a runaway greenhouse effect where increasing temperature themselves lead to more greenhouse gas releases even though not directly emitted by human actions (Like emissions from wildfires and methane emissions from the Arctic). So, we need to proceed to solutions immediately – no time to lose!! See the article from The Guardian.
Peter Wadhams – Professor University of Cambridge “Warming of the Arctic”
In a recent seminar by the Sierra Club, he educated us on what is going on in the Arctic at the North Pole. The white ice and snow there acts to reflect solar radiation out to space because of what is called the albedo effect – so one gets cooling from. Decrease in Arctic ice area and snow cover in nearby land areas is adding to the warming. Also, with warming of the Arctic ocean water, the methane buried in the sea bed is being released leading to increased warming. Watch the video of his talk courtesy of the Sierra Club Climate Emergency Mobilization Team.
The Beyond Coal Campaign
In the US, the Beyond Coal Campaign is engaging in actions aimed at replacing coal and gas with clean energy. They are working towards retiring coal plants, stopping new fossil fuel plants form being built, and working on stopping the expansion of fracked gas. They also attempt to stop the use of fossil fuels in buildings, and fossil fuel exports.
Dr. Hari Lamba
San Francisco Area, California
Global Zero Emissions by 2050
Author of the recent book titled, “Brighter Climate Futures – A Global Energy, Climate & Ecosystem Transformation” by Dr. Hari Lamba, Regent Press, Berkeley, California.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON DR. LAMBA & BRIGHTER CLIMATE FUTURES
Bio: Dr. Lamba is an expert on energy and climate change, with a record of activism, a record of working in industry as an engineer, has a Ph.D. in engineering, and is the author of several books (visible on Amazon – Hari Lamba).
Dr. Lamba is frequently interviewed on KPFA Radio’s program, “A Rude Awakening” by Sabrina Jacobs, 94.1 FM, San Francisco area. Recordings are available on the KPFA website. Sample of April 9, 2021 interview: https://kpfa.org/player/?audio=354803. The next major interview was on April 23, 2021, where we discussed the Biden Global Climate Summit, the Green New Deal and the plan I have proposed. https://archives.kpfa.org/data/20210423-Fri0800.mp3
YouTube Playlist : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiGvVnyAycYNuVtuLKazxxy-Av3_jDpxd
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/brighterclimatefutures
(An incredible number of postings and articles)
Amazon Book Ordering Information: https://www.amazon.com/Brighter-Climate-Futures-Ecosystem-Transformation/dp/1587905280/ref=sr_1_3?crid=24BIVKYKOF3T7&dchild=1&keywords=brighter+climate+futures&qid=1622392959&sprefix=brighter+cli%2Caps%2C296&sr=8-3
OUR CLIMATE FUTURES CAN BE BRIGHTER!!
Our climate futures can be brighter if we begin to act towards solutions that get us to zero greenhouse gas emissions so that the whole world economy becomes carbon neutral. The second part of the video is a very interesting Question & Answer session on a host of climate change and environmental issues, including the resource challenges for batteries, that was moderated by Dr. Hari Lamba. This video is part of an educational series brought to you by Brighter Climate Futures.
Let’s do it!
The author Dr. Hari Lamba, has experience in engineering, business and ecology. He has a Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with about 40 years of experience in industry, both in engineering product development and in advanced technology.