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The March for Real Climate Leadership
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Some Past Events

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Our latest major event was the May 9–11 Climate Conference: Dirty Energy / Clean Solutions.  Over 30 scientists, experts and leaders. The Friday night special event featured Stanford Professor Mark Jacobson in SF with his 100% renewables by 2050 plan. Over 300 people concerned about the climate attended. We had a full Conference schedule Saturday in the East Bay, and workshops and training Sunday.


 

Unanimous Vote - BAAQMD Board approves Resolution to achieve cuts to Bay Area climate pollutants from 100 to 17 million tons per year by 2050. 11/6/13

WATCH - Webcast of 11/6 Board meeting

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Mighty mighty 350 Bay Area folks after the vote - Dr. Robert Gould, Rand Wrobel, Ken Jones, Floyd Smith, Patrick Kennedy, Jed Holtzman, Caitlin Chew, Taylor Hawke, Janet Stromberg, Judy Williams, Larry Danos and Bill Pinkham

Idle No More Prayer, Teach-In & Round Dance 8/24/13

This event was sponsored by Idle No More Solidarity SF Bay Affinity Group. A prayer, teach-in and round dance at Washington Park in Richmond in solidarity with First Nations' and other Indigenous peoples' actions on this day to protest tar sands oil and fossil fuel. Snake dance to Chevron?

"A round dance is a dance of peace and friendship. Easy to do, it's a continuous side-step. Join us with the spirit of the round dance and love for Mother Earth and all of her children. We rise with peace & good hearts!"

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Photo: SaveSacred Sites' post on Facebook Event

Air District Board votes to oppose Keystone XL Pipeline 8/7/2013

Comment of the day Los Altos City Councilmember Jan Pepper calling on the Air District to RESTRICT REFINING OF TAR SANDS at BAY AREA REFINERIES. Wow!

Watch impressive comments from 350 Bay Area members and eye-opening Board Members' statements before they voted. Webcast of the meeting is posted! Click to Agenda Item 11:

http://baaqmd.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?publish_id=1baf36a9-5290-1031-92de-7c92654424e8

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 Citizen climate heroes speaking at the Board meeting: Robert Gould, Taylor Hawk, Jed Holtzman, David McFarlane, Joanne Orengo, Bill Pinkham, Aaron Reaven, and Floyd Smith,

Vote tally http://www.350bayarea.org/baaqmd_keystone_xl_resolution_vote_tally_8_7_13


Summer Heat Richmond Chevron Refinery Protest August 3, 2013 Nearly 3000 Demonstrators, Over 200 Peaceably Arrested

Summer Heat Richmond brought incredible energy and spirit to the gates of Chevron. Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to elevate coalition work in the Bay to new sectors and by connecting issues. And to all the participants from 3 months to 90 years.

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Photo: Eric Slomanson

See Media Coverage, Photos and Videos on the 350 Bay Area Mobilizations Page.


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350 Bay Area's Campaigns

Divestment – Pull money out of the fossil fuel industry in the Bay Area

Bay Climate Action Plan (BayCAP) – Plenty happening to move the Bay Area Air District to reduce emissions 80% by 2050. Check out our Slide Show

No Tar Sands – Fighting the Keystone XL pipeline - read our Tar Sands Mining and Keystone Pipeline Fact Sheet

Chevron Watch - Involved with the Richmond Community and Bike The Math Rally at the Chevron shareholders meeting

Dump The Pump – Cigarettes have warning labels, why not gas pumps?

New: Stop Fracking – Fight fracking in California

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Gas Pump Information Labels Comes to TED Talks!

Robert Shirkey, Executive Director at OurHorizon.org in Toronto Canada just recently did a TED talk on Canada's gas pump campaign. It is a very informative and well spoken speech about the merits of implementing a consumer-oriented label at the point of purchase:

Watch:  http://youtu.be/SA4e7y-4Pak

Let's make sure we beat our Canadian friends by having the first City ordinance for Gas Pump labels! (A little friendly competition to motivate our awesome team of volunteers) Join our efforts, visit our Dump the Pump page!

 

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commented 2015-02-23 21:49:55 -0800 · Flag
No such thing as 100% solar powered, Paul, unless you don’t mind total blackouts between sunset and sunrise. That’s why nuclear power is required to kick the fossil fuel habit once and for all. Unlike renewables, nuclear can run when the sun is down and the wind’s not blowing. That is why it’s just a matter of time before Japan, Germany, and California restart their closed nukes and start building a lot more of them.

Don’t worry, though, nuclear can be made much safer, cheaper, and more efficient than today’s light water reactors, using molten salt technology. 350.org should therefore demand that molten salt reactor research, which was cancelled in the 1970s, be resumed as soon as possible. If it isn’t, we’ll end up building more light water reactors with all their attendant risks.
commented 2015-02-23 07:46:21 -0800 · Flag
Whoops. Sorry for double post. I am getting old.
commented 2015-02-23 07:45:19 -0800 · Flag
See my article in SF Bay View News: AB 327 mandate on 100% solar.

Why will Japan & Germany become 100% solar powered before California?

Japan and Germany are more advanced societies than the US. They get math and physics in high school equivalent to what a lot of students in the US get with an engineering degree.
They don’t have Texas schoolbooks or Newscorp.
They learned what happens when private capital controls a government.
They have bullet trains and residential gigabit Internet service.
We’ve forgotten how to build a suspension bridge and we settle for cable TV monopolies. They do big things that make engineering sense. We make ethanol from GMO corn to burn in cars. I’m surprised it took them this long to shut down their 1960s-era Westinghouse and General Electric fission plants. Does that cover it?
commented 2015-02-23 07:44:35 -0800 · Flag
See my article in SF Bay View News: AB 327 mandate on 100% solar.

Why will Japan & Germany become
100% solar powered before California?

Japan and Germany are more advanced societies than the US.
They get math and physics in high school equivalent to what a lot of students in the US get with an engineering degree.
They don’t have Texas schoolbooks or Newscorp.
They learned what happens when private capital controls a government.
They have bullet trains and residential gigabit Internet service.
We’ve forgotten how to build a suspension bridge and we settle for cable TV monopolies. They do big things that make engineering sense. We make ethanol from GMO corn to burn in cars. I’m surprised it took them this long to shut down their 1960s-era Westinghouse and General Electric fission plants. Does that cover it?
commented 2015-02-22 14:39:09 -0800 · Flag
350 Bay Area More action —> Less hot air http://bit.ly/1DI2qJg via @350bayarea
commented 2015-02-18 05:44:17 -0800 · Flag
Jacob, Yes, I am and many others are. We will be attending the Local Clean Energy Conference on March5th. http://www.localcleanenergy.org/node/533
commented 2015-02-18 05:44:03 -0800 · Flag
Jacob, Yes, I am and many others are. We will be attending the Local Clean Energy Conference on March5th. http://www.localcleanenergy.org/node/533
commented 2015-02-18 05:04:50 -0800 · Flag
Is there some members or potential 350 members interested in organizing to promote the growth of a green electrification for the East Bay?

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commented 2015-02-12 06:57:39 -0800 · Flag
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commented 2015-02-11 19:29:37 -0800 · Flag
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commented 2015-01-14 06:34:00 -0800 · Flag
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commented 2014-11-20 11:51:29 -0800 · Flag
I’m getting off this list once and for all. Dueling ad hominem attacks aren’t going to solve our problems.
commented 2014-11-20 11:08:00 -0800 · Flag
Are you blind, Thomas Graham? Humans have already changed the course of this planet. One small example is the Amazon Rainforest, which would not exist were it not for human cultivation starting thousands of years before Europeans named it.
Pessimists about the future of the human race are almost invariably wrong because they extrapolate from current problems, without accounting for inevitable course changes that mounting problems trigger.
Always look on the bright side of life. You’ll live longer.
commented 2014-10-30 00:13:21 -0700 · Flag
Hi Leslie,
You can find info about 350 East Bay here—
http://www.350bayarea.org/350_eb

Our next East Bay meeting will be Sat Nov 22nd, 10am-noon—location to be posted soon. Please let me know your email if you’d like to be added to the East Bay mailing list, or feel free to contact me—amyallen@alumni.stanford.edu
commented 2014-10-28 16:41:24 -0700 · Flag
No Oakland or East Bay group listed here -???
What about Sunflower Alliance -
???? The website makes it quite confusing to try to join a local group.
Thanks.
commented 2014-05-19 09:11:10 -0700 · Flag
Is there some members or potential 350 members interested in organizing to promote the growth of a green electrification for the East Bay?
commented 2014-03-29 11:07:17 -0700 · Flag
Paul: it’s dangerous to think that Occupy can help get anything done, especially trying to get Senator X or Congressmember Y to champion a specific project with the potential to help move an eco-positive agenda, concerns about the true expense of solar or raptor decimation notwithstanding.

Anything with the name “Occupy” attached will ultimately fail because voters know there’s simply zero credibility in a mob – leaderless or otherwise – bent on a lynching or some other civic disruption organized basically for the sake of destroying the peace so that chaos can rule. Here in Oakland, one of the poorest cities in America – and surely the most distant from Wall Street physically and philosophically – the costs borne by our small contingent of struggling downtown merchants and already-grossly underfunded OPD were of no concern to the Occupyers who would obviously prefer that this City go up in flames so that a “point” could be made – one that no Occupier could intelligibly define.

If this is a 350-sponsored event, I think it will be more than damaging to the organization to affiliate itself with Occupy in any way, as even those businesses and civic organizations who might otherwise believe there’s something that can be done about Fukishima will step back from the line and withhold most if not all of their support.
commented 2014-03-29 00:11:24 -0700 · Flag
Solar energy is not free. The sunlight is free, but harvesting it to generate useful power makes it expensive.
commented 2014-03-29 00:07:16 -0700 · Flag
If Mark Jacobson’s vision comes to pass, the world will be overrun with rodents because all those wind turbines will have decimated the raptors that keep rodent populations from exploding.
commented 2014-03-28 20:45:29 -0700 · Flag
Solar energy is free.
Oil costs double every 5 years, especially the lung cancer, water pollution costs, and hidden tax subsidies.
The cost of electrify began actually falling for homes in Germany in 2013. By 2041 the cost to most people will be 10% of what it is now. I have a collection of energy bills from a friend who lives in Stuttgart. The cost keeps falling.
Germany will shut down all nukes in 2022. I will bet you $100. that will happen. Willing to bet me?? Japan will never re-open up any of its 54 nukes — every again.
Nuclear energy waste is killing millions of fish, birds and people today: Chernobyl, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, etc.
commented 2014-03-28 20:04:14 -0700 · Flag
The world is out of time.
There is an Occupy Forum Monday on Fukushima
at Mission & 16th, 6pm.
commented 2014-03-28 19:59:41 -0700 · Flag
Solar energy is free.
In May 2014 Germany will achieve fully 50% of its total energy from wind, solar, berm & hydro for one week.
A world records.
By 2041 Germany will be 100% powered by solar & renewables.

Oil costs double every 5 years, especially the lung cancer, water pollution costs, and hidden tax subsidies.

Germany now has more people employed in solar than in
auto or engineering: 500,000 jobs in solar.

The cost of electrify began actually falling for homes in Germany in 2013. By 2041 the cost to most people will be 10% of what it is now.
I have a collection of energy bills from a friend who lives in Stuttgart.
The cost keeps falling.
Germany will shut down all nukes in 2022.
I will bet you $100. that will happen.
Willing to bet me??

Japan will never re-open up any of its 54 nukes — ever again.

Nuclear energy waste from Fukushima is killing millions of fish, birds and people today: Chernobyl, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, etc.
commented 2014-03-28 19:16:07 -0700 · Flag
100% renewables may be achievable by the end of the century in an ideal scenario, but not by mid-century if the current trajectory of international cooperation maintains its current course, QED Kyoto and/or any other attempt at an all-nation agreement. The only thing we can really do in the meantime, to my mind, is to initiate projects we can reliably estimate will have an effect on global warming, things that we know will someday be in use anyway in the foreseeable future, just like we did years ago when JFK came to th conclusion that America should assume its leadership role in the space race.

So let’s continue moving in the direction of all-renewables, knowing full well that it almost certainly won’t be enough even if by some miracle our bitterly divided US Congress might decide to lend a hand and help make it happen here, the rest of the world notwithstanding, within Mark Jacobson’s optimistic timeframe. Beyond that as yet to be fully endorsed project, however, lies the problem of weather modification through geoengineering: Can we trust to any one of maybe a hundred different Gods or so that we’ll all be spared another Sandy or Katrina once we’re all happy beneficiaries of just renewable power only, thereafter to watch in smug satisfaction our Teslas contentedly charging away in every garage from here to Abbottabad?

In the past half century since the first launches of the very satellites without which civilization today could not function half so well, we’ve sent more tonnage of assorted metals, plastics and who knows what else into space than any bunch of shields or screens that a full-on sunshield program would likely ever need – and the odds are, of course, that we’ll most likely continue putting up even more satellites in the coming fifty years, easily matching or doubling the Hubbles, Mirs and TeleStars we’ve got in orbit right now, yes? Why some of those launches can’t be material with which to commence a weather-modification project (still partial to something named after old Benj. Franklin) is a mystery to me, but I guess there’ll always be folks around who don’t want to mess with Mother Nature when droughts, flooding and all sorts of other catastrophic stuff are – what? – our just deserts?
commented 2014-03-28 12:26:16 -0700 · Flag
Guys, reducing solar insolation is a bandaid, not fixing the cause of the problem. First, we need to stop digging the hole deeper. Its a known-science-based plan by Prof. Mark Jacobson to get to 100% renewables (solar, wind and water) by 2050 at equivalent stable prices. That’s a great investment in jobs with today’s technology, and solves energy dependence problems too, potentially giving local communities ownership of their generating infrastructure. Help us get there in 3 decades.
commented 2014-03-28 10:22:03 -0700 · Flag
Yes we could do space sunshields now, but at what cost? They would have to block at least 2% of sunlight hitting Earth to compensate for the CO2 that humans have added to the atmosphere. Last estimate I saw of the cost to block 2% was many hundreds of TRILLIONS of dollars.
commented 2014-03-26 12:45:49 -0700 · Flag
I’ll take your word for it that all the radioactivity spread from Chernobyl and Fukishima (from now until whenever the “safely abated” sign can be hung) is safer than renewables, because I do believe that recycling nuclear waste will eventually be a big business and someday in the far future even see a healthy return for us all.

But the space shields are something we can do now and, like Apollo, have a tremendous impact on the spinoff economy, #1; and #2, slow down sea rise enough to provide us with time to work on ocean acidification and maybe the hundred other smaller but necessary projects that 350 wants to see effected.

Meanwhile, it’s too much talk and too many delays, and we’re just out of time: something that politicians love because it means they don’t have to take responsibility – just contributions to their own campaigns, yes?
commented 2014-03-26 00:19:40 -0700 · Flag
Yes Steve, averaging over all the nuclear disasters, including Fukishima, nuclear would be cheaper than renewables and safer too.

Why are you so enamored of space sunshields? They might stop global warming, but would cost trillions and do nothing to stop ocean acidification by atmospheric CO2.
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