“Super Power” Can Get Us to 50% GHG by 2030

By: Chandu Visweswariah  Clean Energy U Curve courtesy RethinkX Adam Dorr and Tony Seba of RethinkX, a think tank that studies technology disruptions, just published a report entitled “Rethinking Energy 2020 – 2030.” The report gives us a blueprint of how we can achieve 50% Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction by 2030 as required by an overwhelming consensus of scientific thought…

Our House is on Fire and the School is Buying Another Gas Bus

By: Patty L. Buchanan [Editor’s  note: This is the second in a series of articles about Electric Vehicles  marking Croton100’s observation of National Drive Electric Week,  September 26 to October 4, 2020.]  Here are a few of this week’s news headlines:  “The Effects of Climate Change, Including Wildfires, Threaten U.S. Financial Markets, a Federal Report Found,” “Wildfires and Extreme Weather…

The Moral Imperative to Live a Negative Carbon Lifestyle

By: Chandu Visweswariah Would you knowingly harm your child? Of course not! What about your grandchild? Same answer. What about your grandchild’s children and grandchildren? This concept is echoed in every major religious traditionand beautifully captured in an ancient and profound Haudenosaunee principle: “The Peacemaker taught us about the Seven Generations. He said, when you sit in council for the…

Understanding Our Carbon Budget for 1.5 Degrees C of Warming

By: Chandu Visweswariah Graphic by Prof. Rob Jackson of Stanford A very interesting paper entitled “An assessment of Earth’s climate sensitivity using multiple lines of evidence” was published in Reviews of Geophysics on July 22, 2020 and discussed in the New York Times.  The paper’s lead author is Prof. S. Sherwood of the University of New South Wales in Australia,…

Climate Induced Migration Brings a Moral Call to Action

By: Patty L. Buchanan* Image Credit: Re-Imagining Migration.org Scientists are able to measure and quantify the perilous rise in global mean temperatures caused by greenhouse gases.  Using climate models, they can predict risks to ecosystems, extreme weather events that bring severe heat, droughts, hurricanes, floods, and sea level rise connected to global warming.  Global warming changes habitats, which in turn…

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