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  •  Taking it on: Stopping big carbon projects (1+ / 0-)
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    mightymouse

    Localities and states can work hard on that.  A component of the recent Keystone XL victories (hopefully enduring) were based on advocacy at a state level and below, even though the hig profile decisions have been federal.

    Localities throughout the west coast are working very hard to stop hugely destructive coal export projects.

    We shall not participate in our own destruction.

    by James Wells on Wed Feb 15, 2012 at 02:45:29 AM PST

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    •  All worthy tasks, but what we really need (0+ / 0-)

      to be talking about and acting on are taking control of the machine by one means or another to effectivel, dramatically change the trajectory of our culture vis-a-vis carbon emissions. That means causing emissions to plateau by 2015-2017 and then aggressively, continuously reducing them until we achieve 80% reduction by 2050. It is estimated that that will curb the Climate Change to a 2% or less increase in temp. The environmental results of that will still be no picnic, but potentially far different from a change above that, where scientists see other tipping points that could cause the warming to accelerate dramatically, uncontrollable and quite possibly to a point that is ecologically catastophic, perhaps fatal, to untold number of species.

      So I guess I am looking for the program designed to scale to the real size of the problem, which must involve dramatically curtailing energy consumption over the next 3-5 years, then going into overdrive.

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