Wash Post Editorial Staff January 2 2019 read full Washington Post article here
The world has until 2030 to drastically cut our emissions. Where do we begin?
Last year’s report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change sounded the alarm: The world has until 2030 to implement “rapid and far-reaching” changes to our energy, infrastructure and industrial systems to avoid 2 degrees Celsius of warming, which could be catastrophic. But the scale of the challenge can appear so overwhelming that it’s hard to know where to start. The Post asked activists, politicians and researchers for climate policy ideas that offer hope. Radical change from one state, or even the whole United States, won’t address climate change on its own, but taking these actions could help start the planet down a path toward a better future.
11 policy ideas to protect the planet
- Set local emissions goals
- Be smart about your air conditioner
- Encourage electric vehicles
- Be smart about nuclear power
- Make it easier to live without cars
- Prevent wasted food — the right way
- Incentivize carbon farming
- Curb the effects of meat and dairy
- Adopt a carbon tax
- Open electric markets to competition
- Pass a Green New Deal
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