Only Renewable Energy Revolution Can Reverse Runaway Climate Change

The recent United Nations Climate Summit’s (COP21) stated intention to keep planetary warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius was giddy-making news. While we are not out of the woods yet, there just might be a way.

Transitioning to an electrified world running on wind, water and solar power ONLY would get the climate back on track; reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide to the safe zone of 350 parts per million (ppm) by century’s end (currently CO2 is at 400ppm and climbing).

This is not pie-in-the-sky thinking, according to climate and energy guru, Mark Jacobson. Director of the Atmosphere and Energy Program at Stanford University, Jacobson, is a man with a master plan.

Drastic carbon emission reduction is what’s needed, going by two recent climate forecasts. Antarctic researchers have found geological precedent for a possible major meltdown and sea level rise of a massive 180 feet on current emissions track, while the latest from the Climate News Network warns COP21’s goals unattainable unless we halve the present carbon budget.

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