Uncle Sam Wants You
to Help Save the Planet
Elton B. Sherwin
Venture Capitalist,
Author, Businessman
What Can a
College St...
Here Today to Recruit You in
the Battle to
Save the Planet
Talk specifically about what you can do
Recent Past, 1961-1979
Our Country is About to Change
White House Report on Climate Change
Some Changes Will Be Subtle
White House Report on Climate Change
Lower Emissions Scenario, 2080-2099
Some Changes Will Be Dramatic
White House Report on Climate Change
Higher Emissions Scenario, 2080-2099
Some Models Now Predict
Higher Emissions Scenario, 2080-2099
 Half the nation
enduring summers
where 100º days
are common...
Elton B. Sherwin
Venture Capitalist, Author, Businessman,
Board of Directors of Six Companies –
Including NRG Dynamix, Hyb...
Two Visions of 21st Century
Two Different Roads
We Must Choose
Groundhog Day Scenario
20th Century 21st Century
First Option
Repeat Last 100 Years
Business as usual:
 Continued industrialization using fossil fuels
 Double the number of cars
 Do...
Not Enough Planet
 Absorb all the air pollution
What Will Likely Happen
Business as Usual
Scenario?
Groundhog Day Plan
Keep Doing it Over and Over
Again
Muir & Riggs
Glaciers
Alaska
Many of the
World’s Glaciers
Will Dissapear
North Pole Will Collapse
In the Summer
North Pole
NASA
Missing Ice In 2007, much
of the North
Pole
disappeared
Greenland Will Melt
Image: Roger Braithwaite, University of Manchester (UK)
Ocean Rise Estimates this Century
16 inches
3 feet
11 feet
EPA and National Research
Council Estimates
6 feet
SOURCE: Inundation data from Knowles, 2008. Additional salt pond elevation data by Siegel and Bachand, 2002.
Aerial imager...
SOURCE: Inundation data from Knowles, 2008. Additional salt pond elevation data by Siegel and Bachand, 2002.
Aerial imager...
SOURCE: Inundation data from Knowles, 2008. Additional salt pond elevation data by Siegel and Bachand, 2002.
Aerial imager...
July Temperatures
2009 California Climate Adaptation Strategy
www.climatechange.ca.gov/adaptation
California’s
agricultura...
Midcentury
Increase of 5 Degrees Fahrenheit
2009 California Climate Adaptation Strategy
www.climatechange.ca.gov/adaptatio...
Could See Increases of 10 to 14
Degree Fahrenheit in Central Valley*
2009 California Climate Adaptation Strategy
*“Emissio...
Smaller snowpack
More water shortages
Less water for agriculture
“Emissions pathways, climate change, and impacts on Calif...
Heat Waves in Los Angeles
Basin Will Be Much More
Frequent
Dan Steinberg, Associated Press
“Emissions pathways, climate ch...
It Is Not Just California
Many cities at risk
• Miami
• Key West
• Tampa
• New York
• Venice
• Amsterdam
In 150 years, students may study
New Orleans like Carthage:
A city that no longer exists
World’s Poor
Hard Hit
Move 17
million
people this
century?
Some Consequences
Are Unpredictable
Some Are Irreversible
Image: Roger Braithwaite, University of Manchester (UK)
Ice Sheets Collapse
Consequences
are Huge
20+ Feet of
Ocean Rise
Image: Roger Braithwaite, University of Manchester (UK)
N...
Acidification and Warming
of the Ocean
Risk of some piece of the ecosystem collapsing
NOAA
Effect on Ocean Currents
Hard to Predict
Ocean’s Conveyor is Driven by
a Cold Arctic
Image: Argonne
National Laboratory
Picture: MSU.edu
400 Gigatons Of Methane Locked
In The Frozen Arctic Tundra
Methane Burps
A Ticking Time Bomb
There are enormous
quantities of naturally
occurring greenhouse
gasses trapped in ice-li...
Dramatic
Change in
Just 12
Years
An Area the Size of Germany and
France Combined is Melting
Unprecedented
and
Irreversible
“The climate is nearing tipping
points. Changes are beginning
to appear and there is a
potential for explosive
changes, ef...
“Climate change is real. It's
happening now.”
Senator John McCain
August 24, 2009
LA Times
Kristen Wyatt Associated Press ...
In Your Lifetime
 Temperatures will rise faster
 More extinctions
 More climate refugees
Business As Usual
 Collapse
 North Pole
 Greenland
 West Antarctic
 Himalayas
 Melting permafrost
 Acidification of...
Why is This
Happening?
 Burning too much stuff
 Coal
 Tropical forests
 Wood and agricultural waste
 Being Inefficien...
Deadly Combination
Inefficiency
Burning
Air pollution
Business as Usual
Extreme Makeover – Home Edition
Scenario 2
Amory Lovins' home
Objective “Home Makeover”
Better Environment
Safer Environment
For Everyone
55 Recommendations
Find more:
www.EltonSherwin.com
Download first few chapters free:
Amazon Kindle reader for:
iPhone PCs
...
World-
wide Next
20 Years
(Soot)
World-wide Campaign Against
Soot, Air pollution and Refrigerants
Attach All
Appliances to
the Internet
Owners know how
much power each
one is using
Put More Information On-line
www.energyrating.gov.au 1
Brand
Refrigerators-
Freezers
Model
Total
Volume
(litres)
Energy
Co...
Energy Hog Website
Put Grades on All Products
Grade Buildings
 Start grading buildings based on
ACTUAL ENERGY USE
 Inefficient buildings steal jobs and wealth
55-step Action Plan
“Home Makeover”
Create Better Homes
Create Jobs
Create Wealth
Eliminate Air Pollution
Checklists
Documents section of:
www.EltonSherwin.com
www.Slideshare.net/EltonSherwin
 Energy Wasters at Work
 Energy Wa...
Dramatic Savings
$5/month utility bill
Some homes in
Woodside use 100
times as much
energy!
Amory Lovins' home
“The time for action is now.”
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
Elton’s Focus
 Buildings
 Accurate grades
 Mega-projects sip energy
 Fast action greenhouse agents
 Soot, methane, CO...
What Are You Going to Do??
Service Project
www.stovesonline.co.u
k/darfur-stove.html
Efficient
Cookstoves
Work with a Middle/High School
Start An Energy Hog Contest or
Website
Use Your Skills and Passions
 Teach or train
 Research, count, measure
 Improve efficiency – upgrade buildings
 Reduce...
Work on Policy Issues
 Air pollution
 Carbon tax
 Waste management
 DMV fees
 Congestion fees
 Urban planning
 Inte...
Many Opportunities
 Pool pumps
 Window films
 Motor controls
 Smart lighting
 Building tune ups
 Thermal storage on ...
Pick One
 School
 Work
 Church
 A nonprofit
 A local dump
 Your utility
 One town (outside of US)
 A local water t...
You Did Not Create the Problem
You Are Inheriting It
It Will Change Your World
More Information
www.EltonSherwin.com
www.eltonsherwin.wordpress.com
www.facebook.com/EltonSherwin
Questions
Appendix
Recent Past, 1961-1979
Higher Emissions Scenario, 2080-2099
Lower Emissions Scenario, 2080-2099
Number of Days Over 100ºF
...
Recommended Label
In Monthly Utility Bill
C-
B+
Electricity**
Gas**
*125 is highest score
1 is lowest
Compared to all fede...
Why This Label
 Grades motivate change
 Rewards small
improvements
 Automatically update
monthly
 Universal participat...
http://www.slideshare.net/EltonSherwin/presentations
http://tinyurl.com/34dp6qx and http://tinyurl.com/34vrhl6
Also, see
R...
North Pole Ice Thickness
In 2009, less
than 15% of
the North
Pole was
“old ice.”
North Pole, NASA
McKinsey
McKinsey 2007
Sector Specific Abatement Cost Curves
Agriculture in the UK
The First Report of the UK Committee on Climate Change
Decembe...
US DOE. CO2 in America. Excludes other greenhouse pollutants: methane,
Soot, CFCs, etc. Also excludes embedded energy in i...
Electricity Consumption in
Healthcare Buildings
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Uncle Sam Wants You – In the War Against Climate Change

  1. 1. Uncle Sam Wants You to Help Save the Planet Elton B. Sherwin Venture Capitalist, Author, Businessman What Can a College Student Do About Climate Change?
  2. 2. Here Today to Recruit You in the Battle to Save the Planet Talk specifically about what you can do
  3. 3. Recent Past, 1961-1979 Our Country is About to Change White House Report on Climate Change
  4. 4. Some Changes Will Be Subtle White House Report on Climate Change Lower Emissions Scenario, 2080-2099
  5. 5. Some Changes Will Be Dramatic White House Report on Climate Change Higher Emissions Scenario, 2080-2099
  6. 6. Some Models Now Predict Higher Emissions Scenario, 2080-2099  Half the nation enduring summers where 100º days are common  Tropical diseases invading America’s shores  Wine making moving to the northern states
  7. 7. Elton B. Sherwin Venture Capitalist, Author, Businessman, Board of Directors of Six Companies – Including NRG Dynamix, Hybrid Vehicles November 29, 2010 Notre Dame de Namur University
  8. 8. Two Visions of 21st Century Two Different Roads We Must Choose
  9. 9. Groundhog Day Scenario 20th Century 21st Century First Option
  10. 10. Repeat Last 100 Years Business as usual:  Continued industrialization using fossil fuels  Double the number of cars  Double the number of coal-fired power plants  Double air pollution  Add 2 or 3 billion additional people  Population of six to nine “new Americas”
  11. 11. Not Enough Planet  Absorb all the air pollution
  12. 12. What Will Likely Happen Business as Usual Scenario? Groundhog Day Plan Keep Doing it Over and Over Again
  13. 13. Muir & Riggs Glaciers Alaska Many of the World’s Glaciers Will Dissapear
  14. 14. North Pole Will Collapse In the Summer North Pole NASA Missing Ice In 2007, much of the North Pole disappeared
  15. 15. Greenland Will Melt Image: Roger Braithwaite, University of Manchester (UK)
  16. 16. Ocean Rise Estimates this Century 16 inches 3 feet 11 feet EPA and National Research Council Estimates 6 feet
  17. 17. SOURCE: Inundation data from Knowles, 2008. Additional salt pond elevation data by Siegel and Bachand, 2002. Aerial imagery is NAIP 2005 data. http://www.bcdc.ca.gov/planning/climate_change/climate_change.shtml 16 Inches of Sea Rise San Jose San Francisco Vallejo San Rafael Oakland
  18. 18. SOURCE: Inundation data from Knowles, 2008. Additional salt pond elevation data by Siegel and Bachand, 2002. Aerial imagery is NAIP 2005 data. BCDC.gov Foster City East Palo AltoMenlo Park 16 Inches of Sea Rise Silicon Valley
  19. 19. SOURCE: Inundation data from Knowles, 2008. Additional salt pond elevation data by Siegel and Bachand, 2002. Aerial imagery is NAIP 2005 data. BCDC.gov Moffett Field 237 Sun, Google, and, Cisco all at risk
  20. 20. July Temperatures 2009 California Climate Adaptation Strategy www.climatechange.ca.gov/adaptation California’s agricultural regions will be hard hit
  21. 21. Midcentury Increase of 5 Degrees Fahrenheit 2009 California Climate Adaptation Strategy www.climatechange.ca.gov/adaptation 5+
  22. 22. Could See Increases of 10 to 14 Degree Fahrenheit in Central Valley* 2009 California Climate Adaptation Strategy *“Emissions pathways, climate change, and impacts on California” Christopher B. Field and 17 coauthors, June 23, 2004, PNAS 10+
  23. 23. Smaller snowpack More water shortages Less water for agriculture “Emissions pathways, climate change, and impacts on California” Christopher B. Field and 17 coauthors, June 23, 2004, PNAS
  24. 24. Heat Waves in Los Angeles Basin Will Be Much More Frequent Dan Steinberg, Associated Press “Emissions pathways, climate change, and impacts on California” Christopher B. Field and 17 coauthors, June 23, 2004, PNAS
  25. 25. It Is Not Just California
  26. 26. Many cities at risk • Miami • Key West • Tampa • New York • Venice • Amsterdam
  27. 27. In 150 years, students may study New Orleans like Carthage: A city that no longer exists
  28. 28. World’s Poor Hard Hit Move 17 million people this century?
  29. 29. Some Consequences Are Unpredictable Some Are Irreversible Image: Roger Braithwaite, University of Manchester (UK)
  30. 30. Ice Sheets Collapse Consequences are Huge 20+ Feet of Ocean Rise Image: Roger Braithwaite, University of Manchester (UK) NSF Website and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
  31. 31. Acidification and Warming of the Ocean Risk of some piece of the ecosystem collapsing NOAA
  32. 32. Effect on Ocean Currents Hard to Predict Ocean’s Conveyor is Driven by a Cold Arctic Image: Argonne National Laboratory
  33. 33. Picture: MSU.edu 400 Gigatons Of Methane Locked In The Frozen Arctic Tundra
  34. 34. Methane Burps A Ticking Time Bomb There are enormous quantities of naturally occurring greenhouse gasses trapped in ice-like structures in the cold northern muds and at the bottom of the seas. Published on 15 Dec 2004 by Baltimore Sun (Common Dreams). Archiv ed on 15 Dec 2 by John Atcheson Image courtesy of NASA
  35. 35. Dramatic Change in Just 12 Years
  36. 36. An Area the Size of Germany and France Combined is Melting Unprecedented and Irreversible
  37. 37. “The climate is nearing tipping points. Changes are beginning to appear and there is a potential for explosive changes, effects that would be irreversible” James Hansen, Director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies The Observer, February 15, 2009,
  38. 38. “Climate change is real. It's happening now.” Senator John McCain August 24, 2009 LA Times Kristen Wyatt Associated Press http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/sns-ap-us- global-warming-national-parks,0,6162897.story
  39. 39. In Your Lifetime  Temperatures will rise faster  More extinctions  More climate refugees
  40. 40. Business As Usual  Collapse  North Pole  Greenland  West Antarctic  Himalayas  Melting permafrost  Acidification of oceans  Rapid species extinction  Ocean clathrates (frozen methane)  Deforestation and mega fires Six of These will Happen in Your Lifetime
  41. 41. Why is This Happening?  Burning too much stuff  Coal  Tropical forests  Wood and agricultural waste  Being Inefficient  10% efficient homes  18% efficient cars  Air pollution  Soot  CO2  CO  Methane  Ozone  Nitrous Oxide  HFCs/CFCs
  42. 42. Deadly Combination Inefficiency Burning Air pollution Business as Usual
  43. 43. Extreme Makeover – Home Edition Scenario 2 Amory Lovins' home
  44. 44. Objective “Home Makeover” Better Environment Safer Environment For Everyone
  45. 45. 55 Recommendations Find more: www.EltonSherwin.com Download first few chapters free: Amazon Kindle reader for: iPhone PCs iPad Droid Blackberry Mac
  46. 46. World- wide Next 20 Years (Soot) World-wide Campaign Against Soot, Air pollution and Refrigerants
  47. 47. Attach All Appliances to the Internet Owners know how much power each one is using
  48. 48. Put More Information On-line www.energyrating.gov.au 1 Brand Refrigerators- Freezers Model Total Volume (litres) Energy Consumption (kWh/annum) 10 Yr Energy Cost Star Rating DAEWOO FRN-U20__I 603 515 $875 ***** WHIRLPOOL 6E_2__XR_ 640 614 $1,043 ***** SAMSUNG SRS767DGB 768 731 $1,242 **** GENERAL ELECTRIC PCG25 GSG25MIP__ 761 729 $1,239 **** 1 There is much to like about the Australian government’s site, foremost is showing the ten-year cost of
  49. 49. Energy Hog Website
  50. 50. Put Grades on All Products
  51. 51. Grade Buildings  Start grading buildings based on ACTUAL ENERGY USE  Inefficient buildings steal jobs and wealth
  52. 52. 55-step Action Plan “Home Makeover” Create Better Homes Create Jobs Create Wealth Eliminate Air Pollution
  53. 53. Checklists Documents section of: www.EltonSherwin.com www.Slideshare.net/EltonSherwin  Energy Wasters at Work  Energy Wasters at Home  Cities and Counties  Simple Green Building Code  Homes  Commercial Property www.Amazon.com
  54. 54. Dramatic Savings $5/month utility bill Some homes in Woodside use 100 times as much energy! Amory Lovins' home
  55. 55. “The time for action is now.” Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
  56. 56. Elton’s Focus  Buildings  Accurate grades  Mega-projects sip energy  Fast action greenhouse agents  Soot, methane, CO, ozone, refrigerants  Joint action with China  Next year  NGOs take a family planning pledge  Subsistence farmers  YouTube
  57. 57. What Are You Going to Do??
  58. 58. Service Project www.stovesonline.co.u k/darfur-stove.html Efficient Cookstoves
  59. 59. Work with a Middle/High School
  60. 60. Start An Energy Hog Contest or Website
  61. 61. Use Your Skills and Passions  Teach or train  Research, count, measure  Improve efficiency – upgrade buildings  Reduce emissions  Write, blog, Facebook  Start a new group  Contest  Service project  Video production
  62. 62. Work on Policy Issues  Air pollution  Carbon tax  Waste management  DMV fees  Congestion fees  Urban planning  International relations… Or
  63. 63. Many Opportunities  Pool pumps  Window films  Motor controls  Smart lighting  Building tune ups  Thermal storage on air conditioners  Green building code recommendations  Research  Smart appliances
  64. 64. Pick One  School  Work  Church  A nonprofit  A local dump  Your utility  One town (outside of US)  A local water treatment plant  City planning department  State or federal government  A local university  On the web  In the media  With the elderly  With low-income housing  With local agriculture and Focus
  65. 65. You Did Not Create the Problem You Are Inheriting It It Will Change Your World
  66. 66. More Information www.EltonSherwin.com www.eltonsherwin.wordpress.com www.facebook.com/EltonSherwin
  67. 67. Questions
  68. 68. Appendix
  69. 69. Recent Past, 1961-1979 Higher Emissions Scenario, 2080-2099 Lower Emissions Scenario, 2080-2099 Number of Days Over 100ºF White House Report on Climate Change
  70. 70. Recommended Label In Monthly Utility Bill C- B+ Electricity** Gas** *125 is highest score 1 is lowest Compared to all federal buildings in America (See Inverted Scale with Progressive Weighting) ** The energy grade is determined comparing this building to other similar buildings in similar climates 74* Image from iStockphoto
  71. 71. Why This Label  Grades motivate change  Rewards small improvements  Automatically update monthly  Universal participation  Does not require pre-audits  Fair: works for all sizes of buildings  Drive dramatic reductions in energy consumption
  72. 72. http://www.slideshare.net/EltonSherwin/presentations http://tinyurl.com/34dp6qx and http://tinyurl.com/34vrhl6 Also, see Response to the National Energy Rating Program for Homes Request for Information
  73. 73. North Pole Ice Thickness In 2009, less than 15% of the North Pole was “old ice.” North Pole, NASA
  74. 74. McKinsey
  75. 75. McKinsey 2007
  76. 76. Sector Specific Abatement Cost Curves Agriculture in the UK The First Report of the UK Committee on Climate Change December 2008
  77. 77. US DOE. CO2 in America. Excludes other greenhouse pollutants: methane, Soot, CFCs, etc. Also excludes embedded energy in imports and most impacts from Agriculture. CO2 Emissions: Circled sources are mostly buildings
  78. 78. Electricity Consumption in Healthcare Buildings
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