New Ezra Klein Discussion with Bill McKibben, re: IRA and energy transition

Ezra Klein Podcast and New York Times article today, November 15.

A down to earth discussion of what has to happen literally in less than 8 years to meet the 2030 goals set by the U.S. at the Glasgow COP. This is the minimum reduction in contributions to atmospheric warming to level warming to 1.5 degrees Centigrade. Right now we are moving to overshoot that by as much as a degree by 2100 — a world no one wants to live in.

This needs to be city by city, local people deciding how it will look, who invests in it (think about a church having a chance to invest in the energy production of their township). Lots of decisions need to be made and local groups will need to step up and help save money for people while making the climate safer for everyone. This is why I am devoting my blog posts to helping you learn about the IRA and where to find information. We have a world to change.

RELATED TODAY: Halifax, VA City Council is getting ready to vote on whether to approve a 5 Megawatt Solar Installation. The city population is about 1400. Here is an example of energy transition by local decision makers. In the News & Record, November 14. Its the tip of the wave …

Third Act! Elders for Climate Action

Bill McKibben presents a new approach to galvanizing action by wisdom keepers (Elders) to gather experienced Americans to steer leaders toward a more sustainable world:

I have joined Third Act Virginia

Listen to Bill McKibben below to learn more about how Third Act! is focused on Voting Rights, divesting big banks from investing in fossil fuel companies, and the principles that guide members of Third Act!