Climate Change Is Real
|Above copied from Virginia38.com|
Whether it is doable or not, that is the question. Most of our carbon dioxide emissions come from power generation. Dominion Energy of Virginia, for instance, has the following mix:
|Above copied from 2018 Integrated Resource Plan Dominion Power|
Only 2% currently comes from renewable sources (solar and wind).
Climate change is not just real. It is going to happen soon enough even for my generation to see. There is a real urgency. Solutions, however, require a massive change since we are currently trapped in a centralized infrastructure that will simply continue to emit carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. The choice does not really sit on an individual basis. The choice is in the political arena.
Dan Nyocera from Harvard University recently gave a talk to our department and in the following slide, he reminded us of what lies in the future:
These numbers are real and this is what we are up against. "The time to fight climate change, preserve resources, and invest in renewable energy is now!" And we need our leaders to do all of these now.