Here’s a short video I did for a couple organizations based in Europe and Brazil. It’s based on my research and experiences in Brazil from Nov’12 – Feb’13. I think it does a solid job summing things up. Hope you enjoy it! And, as they say in Portuguese, “a gente se fala.” If you’d like to see the longer version with interviews, click here
Right now UNFCCC COP-19 is underway in Warsaw, Poland. For the second year in a row, I am missing the negotiations after having gone to Cancun and Durban (i.e COP-16 and -17). Unfortunately, not much is expected until COP-21 Paris. This Op-Ed was my attempt to pay it forward to friends and colleagues working out in the field and at the negotiations. I’ve seen the impacts of climate change with my own eyes in Latin America and Africa and can’t help but get a bit frustrated with the gridlock so succinctly described by David G. Victor in his book, Global Warming Gridlock. Amidst this gridlock, we have 2 years to get our ducks in a row by increasing political will in our home countries and, most importantly, building awareness and support for good ideas. On that note, I like what I have seen thus far with respect to the Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy. With 52 million people and a combined GDP of $2.8 trillion, this is going to be a pilot project for the world. Paris, here we come!
Thanks Citizen’s Climate Lobby for teaching me about the California Climate Ride! I heard that someone on the East Coast’s version of the event road a unicycle from NYC to D.C. — that’s 300 miles! This things raise hundreds of thousands of dollars. Come ride with me!!! Here’s more info on the CA Climate Ride.
Here’s a short video that I filmed and co-produced for a couple European and Brazilian organizations. It’s HOT OFF THE PRESS. I think it does a solid job summarizing my recent work in Brazil from Nov’12 – Feb’13. If you’d like to see the longer version, click here. For the Portuguese version, click here. Under this video, you’ll find an interview I did about a month ago. Can you guess where in San Diego it was shot?
Alright, this video is almost a year old. I haven’t seen it yet, but the trailer sparked my interest.
Over the coming years, San Diegans will start to see a lot more electric vehicles (EVs) on our streets. Thanks to the efforts of our community and industry leaders, San Diego is one of a small handful of cities leading the nation in EV integration. Thanks to the relative cleanliness of our current state-level electricity generation mix, EV “tailpipe emissions” (i.e. the emissions from generating the electricity to power these vehicles) in CA are relatively low. As we scale up solar in our state, truly zero-emission EVs will be made possible once solar goes “directly” into EV batteries. Keep an eye on local leaders, such as UCSD, to provide us with stellar examples in the not-so-distant future.