There is a clear aim for leaders this December at Lima. But the reality is that this is a shared challenge. Every person, company, organisation on this planet needs to see this challenge and relate world emissions, to temperature rises and their own potential to contribute to the solution
Participating at SWSX Eco got me thinking again about how we engage people in the climate / energy challenge. I don’t mean the small percentage of committed greens or sceptics at either end of the spectrum. We are talking here about the man and woman on the street – the majority who we need to engage to support, rather than block, the transition to a low or zero-carbon future.
This is the strap-line on the feature about our visuals in the current edition of Conservation magazine published by The University of Washington. Rather than a play on words there is a depth to this phrase that is about a pivotal point in each person’s comprehension of climate change.
Human induced climate change is claimed to be the greatest challenge of the 21st century. But man-made carbon emissions continue to rise - the 400ppm carbon milestone causes barely a ripple. I am intrigued as to why, in society at large, there is little grass roots support, no loud and clear call for action to address this issue.
Carbon Visuals has submitted a proposal for a panel discussion - Making carbon visible in cities - at the prestigious SXSW Eco conference in Austin, Texas in October.
Our panel was accepted - thanks to all who voted for us! And thank you SXSW Eco. So I will be in Austin, Texas October 7-9, and in Washington DC 3-4th.
Our video showing the carbon emissions of New York City has won an award from the American Clean Skies Foundation at the Energy Visions Prize gala in Washington.