How to stop Global Warming? (KC Golden)
Taking care of the planet is a responsibility that we all share. While we can point fingers and dispute facts, we are all accountable for shaping the future. The goal of this show is to help you move from fear to faith and from despondency to empowerment. Learn from one of the leaders in policy change, KC Golden from Climate Solutions, on how we can stop global warming?
Interview: How can we stop global warming?
- While it’s easy to tune out and feel overwhelmed with the problem that feels unsolvable. We can be both a hero or a villain in setting our future, it’s our choice. Learn inspires KC to lead the charge and never take “no” for an answer.
- Are you still confused and debating whether Global warming is real? What evidence do you need? Since 1988 we’ve been grappling with an energy policy? Hear KC’s perspective on the facts.
- We are all ultimately accountable. What will you do to remove your habits (driving, food,appliances, lighting) and dependencies? What should we expect government to do? What can you do to keep them accountable?
KC Golden – Active leader in Climate Movement and Climate Solutions
KC oversees the Policy Leadership Program, pioneering leading-edge state and local climate policies while helping to deliver strong regional support for responsible national and international climate policy. He has over 20 years experience in Northwest energy and climate issues in the public and nonprofit sectors. He has served in the public sector as a special assistant to the Mayor of Seattle for clean energy and climate protection initiatives and as an Assistant Director in Washington’s Department of Community, Trade, and Economic Development, where he directed the state’s Energy Policy Office. From 1989 to 1995, he was Executive Director of the Northwest Energy Coalition, a regional alliance working for a clean, affordable energy future. KC is an active leader in the national climate movement, serving on the boards of 1Sky and the US Climate Action Network. He has also been active in the utility industry, helping Seattle City Light become the first major carbon-free electric utility in the late 1990s, and as a Governor’s representative to the Executive Board of Energy Northwest, a regional public power consortium. He was one of Seattle Magazine’s “Power 25” most influential people, and it’s #1 “Eco-Hero.” KC earned his Bachelors Degree at the University of California, Berkeley, and was a Kennedy Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where he received a Master’s in Public Policy.
Resources on Global Warming:
- Climate Solutions: http://climatesolutions.org/
- Debate on Global warning: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/warming/debate/
- Connection between weather and global warming: http://www.edf.org/page.cfm?tagid=1405, http://www.newsweek.com/2010/11/09/the-truth-behind-wild-weather-and-global-warming.html
- Interesting video that breaks down energy consumption individually and globally. http://fora.tv/2009/01/16/Saul_Griffith_Climate_Change_Recalculated#fullprogram
- Green Economy: http://www.greenforall.org/splash
- Commit to an action: See http://act.earthday.org/act/1301208254/billion-acts-green-earth-day-every-day.
- KC recommended scientific data to explore: http://www.climatecentral.org/, http://dels-old.nas.edu/climatechange/, http://www.realclimate.org/
- Join others in the fight: http://www.350.org/