Climate Conference 2014: Dirty Energy / Clean Solutions
Stanford Professor Mark Jacobson on the Late Show with David Letterman
This first ever general grassroots Climate Conference with leading scientists and activists will tackle climate topics, technical and political in the Bay Area and beyond. Early Bird tickets will be available soon.
Friday: The Conference will start with a special speaking engagement Friday night may 9th, featuring Stanford Professor Mark Jacobson, who has a science-based plan to get to 100% renewable energy by 2050.
Saturday: A full Saturday conference schedule is being prepared, covering current topics in the climate movement, including:
- Fossil Fuel Infrastucture expansions (Oil By rail, Coal exports)
- Strategy Sessions on how to counter
Sunday: Various trainings and break-out sessions
Save the dates! More information and ticket pricing to come. Venue is subject to change, based on attendance.
WHENMay 09, 2014 at 7pm· 30 rsvpsWHERECurrently slated for Unitarian Universalist Church SF
1187 Franklin St
San Francisco, CA 94109
Google map and directions
Help is needed for this event. Can you assist with any of these tasks?
Feel free to volunteer for more than one!
The Bay Area emits 100 million tons of greenhouse gasses (GHGs) per year. Scientists tell us that to avoid catastrophic warming we must cut GHG emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050 (down to 17.6 million tons in the Bay Area). California aims to reduce GHGs to 1990 levels by 2020. It's a start, but not nearly enough. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) has the power to regulate over 50% of all the GHG emissions in the Bay Area. The Air District needs to lead the way to bring those emissions down to safe, sustainable levels. If the progressive, environmentally aware Bay Area can't lead the way, who can?
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s Mission is “to protect and improve public health, air quality and the global climate.”
We petition the Air District to use its authority to:
- Declare that catastrophic climate disruption is an escalating emergency
- Act on its mission by adopting aggressive programs by July 2014 to reduce Bay Area greenhouse gas emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050*.
*This is the level that the National Research Council determined as a worldwide goal in order to keep global warming from exceeding 2 degrees Celsius.
Put global warming warning labels on gas pumps! The warning can include a link to the local Climate Action website. This is an awareness-raising action. Cigarettes have warning labels, why not gas pumps? Ask Bay Area City Councils to pass a City Ordinance to put warning labels on Bay Area gas pumps. For example:
To the Bay Area Local Governments:
We urge our city council to require warning labels on gas pumps to:
- Warn consumers that burning gasoline is causing global warming,
- Inform people that our city has a Climate Action Plan to reduce CO2 in general and gasoline use in particular.