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As we continue on with our coverage of the first #International Conference on “Pathways To 100% Renewable Energy” in #San Francisco on April 16, 2013, I’d like to share with you the talk by Stanford Professor Mark Z. Jacobson during this historical event. #Professor Jacobson presents what our problem is:
- #Air pollution kills 2.5-3 million people prematurely worldwide each year.
- #Arctic sea ice may disappear in 10-20 years. Global temperatures are rising at a faster rate than any time in history.
- #Increasing energy demand is increasing pollution, #global warming, and #energy prices.
- #Higher energy prices lead to economic, social, and #political instability.
These drastic problems require drastic solutions. According to Professor Jacobson’s research analysis, the recommended solution would lie in WWS (Wind, Water, Solar) and not in nuclear, coal, or natural gas, biomass. Here are his explanations, below:
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Professor/Director Jacobson has sat on the #U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy #(EERE) Federal Advisory Committee (ERAC) to the U.S. Secretary of Energy. He received a B.S. in Civil Engineering with distinction, an A.B. in Economics with distinction, and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Stanford University, in 1988, an M.S. in Atmospheric Sciences in 1991 and a PhD in Atmospheric Sciences in 1994 from UCLA and has been on the faculty at Stanford since 1994. His work relates to the development and application of numerical models to understand better the effects of energy systems and vehicles on climate and air pollution and the analysis of renewable energy resources. He has published two textbooks and 110 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles. His 2000 finding that black carbon, the main component of soot particles, may be the second-leading cause of global warming after carbon dioxide provided the original scientific basis for five recent U.S. proposed laws on black carbon. He received the 2005 American Meteorological Society Henry G. Houghton Award for “significant contributions to modeling aerosol chemistry and to understanding the role of soot and other carbon particles on climate.” In 2005, his group developed the first wind map of the world from data at the height of modern turbines. He recently co-authored a cover article in Scientific American with Dr. Mark DeLucchi of U.C. Davis and two more detailed analyses in Energy Policy on how to power the world with renewable energy.
Personally, in my humble opinion, #solar energy will one day be recognized as the best and cheapest source of renewable energy, in terms of cleanliness, health, cost, and security. Until solar energy will become the leader of the pack, I will continue to bring forward evidences to convince you all of this future truth/fact. Until then, it’s time for all of us earthlings to find our individual spots in the #renewable energy age. Remain hopeful and optimistic! The future will be bright!
~have a bright and sunny day~
gathered, written, and posted by sunisthefuture-Susan Sun Nunamaker
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