On Thursday, March 25th, if you want to take some positive action on the Climate Crisis join us for an interactive presentation from The Climate Center, located in Santa Rosa. The meeting starts at 7PM via zoom link
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81330823441?pwd=R29Xai9ZbmpEM1JGRlFMUGtBeDJGZz09 or visit the Oakmont Dems’ webpage at oakmontdemclub.com.
Mike Turgeon, who is knowledgeable about both local and state issues, will lead the discussion. All Oakmonters are welcome to this non-partisan presentations.
The Climate Center has a goal of helping California reach net-negative emissions by 2030. Global warming poses the highest possible stakes, threatening the future of life on Earth. It also offers us the greatest opportunities for creating a positive future for ourselves, our children, and all life.
“We are in a climate emergency,” Governor Newsom acknowledged in September 2020, amidst record-breaking heat, wildfires, and smoke storms. “Across the entire spectrum, our goals are inadequate. We have to step up our game” and we must “fast-track our efforts.”
Fortunately, the solutions exist today to reverse the climate crisis. The Climate Center believes that California must retake its climate leadership mantle to serve as a global demonstration project for equitable, job-creating, and climate-friendly solutions accessible to all.
It is building the Climate-Safe CaliforniaCampaign with dozens of partners to enact by 2025 the bold policies required by science to put California on the path to net-negative emissions by 2030, catalyzing the nation and the world into accelerated climate action. Some of the action steps they see include:
- Accelerate the phase-out of development, production, and use of fossil fuels in transportation, building, and other sectors to cut emissions to 80% below 1990 levels
- Increase natural carbon sequestration through climate and eco-friendly habitat and soil protection, management, and restoration practices on California’s agricultural and natural lands to sequester an additional 100 million metric tons of CO2 annually by 2030
- Allocate the needed funding and support to California’s local governments for developing and implementing climate emergency response and preparedness measures for resilience and remove regulatory barriers that impede communities from developing such measures
- Increase public funding now to invest the $12-$20 billion needed annually over the next decade, leveraging significantly more in private dollars
After the presentation, we will have several potential action steps that each of us can take. We hope you can join us for this exciting presentation.