Scientists tell us that
we have about a decade to do something
to reduce climate calamity.
Let’s schedule out the next 10 years
for climate action
month by month
week by week
day by day
to do what is
to restore the atmosphere to
270 ppm CO2
This is a reworking of the end of My Approach to Climate Change (http://solarray.blogspot.com/2018/12/my-approach-to-climate-change.html) which I was reminded of by reading a paper on “German Energiewende: Power System” I received at the NE – Germany Energy Transition Forum (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-england-germany-energy-transition-forum-tickets-59674085797), at Harvard Law school on May 16, 2019. In it I saw goal figures for greenhouse gas reductions (ghgs) and renewable power increases for both Germany and the EU.
My daily reminder climate catastrophe calendar would have these kinds of things on each page:
Climate goals for the EU:
80-95% reduction greenhouse gases (ghg) by 2050
(compared to 1990 levels, the agreed upon standard it seems)
32% renewables by 2030
32.5% increase in efficiency by 2030
Climate goals for Germany:
55% reduction in ghgs by 2030
80-95% by 2050
30.8% reductions from 1990 levels of ghgs now
65% renewable electricity by 2030
80% by 2050
37.8% renewable electricity now, already above the 2020 goal of 35%
(Renewables are the dominant source of electricity in Germany for the second year in a row and renewables have tripled since 2000)
40-45% renewables by 2025
nuclear phase out by 2022
coal phase out by 2038
I know another date to add to the calendar could be Costa Rica’s goal of being carbon neutral by 2021.
I wonder whether people would actually buy a Climate Change Daily Reminder Calendar. I’m guessing the German Network Development Plan 2019-2030 which outlines the planned grid development to accomodate 65% renewables by 2030 has something like it though.
May somebody somewhere be working on a 100% by 2030 calendar for their country and the world — just as a thought experiment. Perhaps those who are interested can work on it every Friday while the schoolchildren are striking for climate.