Presentation on theme: "KC Golden Climate Solutions 02.19.14 Roll On: the hydro legacy and the clean energy future."— Presentation transcript:
KC Golden Climate Solutions Roll On: the hydro legacy and the clean energy future
What if it were an emergency?
“Co-benefits” my arse What would Winnie say? “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat”
At stake: Everything Current path: “is incompatible with organized global community, is likely to be beyond ‘adaptation’, is devastating to the majority of ecosystems & has a high probability of not being stable (i.e. 4°C [7F] would be an interim temp. on the way to a much higher equilibrium)” - Kevin Anderson, Director, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change “Ouch” - KC Golden, Policy Director, Climate Solutions “Ouch” - KC Golden, Policy Director, Climate Solutions “Dad, dude, do you have any idea how much that would suck?” - Jonah Golden “Dad, dude, do you have any idea how much that would suck?” - Jonah Golden
Sea-level rise: up to $100 trillion a year Snowpack down 56-70%
The truth is not somewhere in the middle
Kids, you’ve tried your best and you’ve failed miserably.
Denial Confusion Inaction “I don’t think this is a big issue, because nobody’s doing anything about it.”
Change a bulb. Change the world. WHAT TO DO? Scale and hope
“Seattle is blessed with hydropower” Unh uh. We built that. Hmm…Who do we know who could think really big?
“Renewable” not “alternative” Coal-free. Soon. “2 energy systems” Less oil, more prosperity, democracy
Possible? If it were absolutely necessary… …do you really doubt that it would be POSSIBLE???
“The world would never amount to a hill of beans if people didn’t use their imaginations to think of the impossible.”