Solutions to Climate Change Rotary Holiday

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Solutions to Climate Change Rotary Holiday

  1. 1. Carbon Zero Institute Solutions to Climate Change During Holiday Season Elton Sherwin Executive Director Carbon Zero Institute esherwin@cz-i.org
  2. 2. The Carbon Zero Institute Promote Large, Innovative Solutions Facilitate Gigaton Scale Projects Net Zero Mid Century • Catalyst for big projects with no advocates • Innovative partnerships with NGOs • Innovative partnerships with business Focused on climate change 10,000 years of CO2
  3. 3. Elton B. Sherwin Executive Director of The Carbon Zero Institute 埃尔顿.宣威 执行董事 零碳研究所 Eight patents Twelve company board of directors 八项专利 十二公司董事会 www.EltonSherwin.com Recovering Venture Capitalist Environmentalist Author 创业投资,环保人士, 作者, www.cz-i.org
  4. 4. Overview • Good News • Bad News • One Solution
  5. 5. World Has a Growing Appetite for Energy Billion toe Billion toe 18 18 16 16 14 14 Renew ables 12 12 Hydro 10 10 Nuclear 8 * 8 Coal Non-OECD 6 6 4 4 2 0 1990 OECD Gas Oil 2 0 2000 2010 2020 2030 1990 2000 2010 2020 2030 * Includes biofuels Steve Westwell, Executive Vice President, BP
  6. 6. Energy Will Help Lift Millions Out of Poverty http://dougrobbins.blogspot.com/2011/08/ wealth-of-nations.html
  7. 7. Bad News: CO2 Emissions Will Continue to Go Up
  8. 8. Bad News is the World Gets Hotter IPCC AR5 2013
  9. 9. Y’all What is the fuss about 2 degrees? Buck it up
  10. 10. Communication Problem Land Warms Twice as Much as the Ocean IPCC AR5 2013 Scientific Jargon* 2 3 4 5 6 Land Temp. Celsius 4 6 8 10 12 Texas and California Fahrenheit 7 11 14 18 22 * Average World-wide temperature increase in Celsius, including the air over the oceans
  11. 11. The chief economist for the International Energy Agency: Current global energy consumption levels put the Earth on a trajectory to warm by 6 degrees Celsius Scientific Jargon* 2 3 4 5 6 Land Temp. Celsius 4 6 8 10 12 “…catastrophe for all of us” Fatih Birol: opening day of annual U.N. climate talks in Durban, South Africa Texas and California Fahrenheit 7 11 14 18 22 IPCC AR5 RCP85
  12. 12. My Head Hurts! How Do We Even Begin to Solve This Problem?
  13. 13. Today’s Sources Greenhouse Gases and Climate Forcers Other Coal Other • Soot • Garbage • Cement • Refrigerants • Solvents • Chemicals • Misc. Livestock N. Gas Deforest Oil transport
  14. 14. Midcentury Need 2x Energy Other Coal Livestock N. Gas Deforest Solar Other Coal Wind Livestock Conservation N. Gas Efficiency -Tree Oil Oil transport transport
  15. 15. No Silver Bullet Carbon Zero Institute Launchpad Projects CH4 Monitor Gigaton Gifts Other Zero Meat Zero Dairy Biosequestra. Livestock Deforest Gigaton Kids Reforestation Cookstoves Solar Lighting Solar Wind Coal N. Gas Oil Smart Fridge Other CO2 Capture LCFS Ice Batteries Hall of Shame Livestock Coal HVAC 4 Zero Conservation Efficiency PM 4 Zero -Tree N. Gas Water 4 Zero Oil Zero Cities transport Zero Company Zero Utility Zero Fund
  16. 16. Today, GigatonGifts Coal Other Gigaton Kids Livestock & Gifts Deforest Solar Wind Other Natural Gas Oil Transport Livestock Conservation Efficiency -Tree
  17. 17. What Can Individuals Do? 70 Suggestions • Home & Business The Carbon Zero Institute • New approaches • Act as the catalyst
  18. 18. Today, Holiday Gift Giving Coal Other Gigaton Kids Livestock & Gifts Deforest Natural Gas Oil Transport This can have a happy ending, but first
  19. 19. Background Almost 3 billion people use polluting, inefficient stoves and open fires to cook their food 19
  20. 20. Hurts Families Fine particles lodge deep in the lungs Kills 3 million women and children More deaths than malaria 20
  21. 21. Hurts the Community Trees are cut Soil erodes 21
  22. 22. Hurts the Planet Soot heats the air Lands on snow and glaciers 22
  23. 23. Gigaton Gifts Empower shoppers in rich countries to make a meaningful difference in places where – $6 plants 25 trees – $15 is an extreme kitchen makeover 23
  24. 24. Gigaton Kids Program Two Part Strategy Part 2- early 2014 Downloadable curriculum (grades 3-12) • Short video-based • Easy teacher prep 24
  25. 25. Today www.GigatonGifts.org 25
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  27. 27. Each Gift Comes with a Description Print or Email • Gift, • Stocking stuffer • Include a tree in each holiday card 27
  28. 28. Some Descriptions Have an Adult and Youth Version Omit In Youth Version
  29. 29. More Complete Story When you cut and burn too many trees: Environmental devastation and poverty and trafficking and misery 29
  30. 30. GigatonGifts.org 1. Health benefits 2. Environmental benefits 3. Economic development – Most of money is spent in poor communities 30
  31. 31. GigatonGifts Long-term Vision • Plant a billion trees • Eliminate open and inefficient cooking fires • Eliminate kerosene lamps 31
  32. 32. How You Can Help GigatonGifts • Shop at GigatonGifts – Individual – Company gifts • Volunteers – Rotary section Sponsors • Add ten countries/yr. • Carbon Zero Institute Elton Sherwin elton@cz-i.org 32
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