Bill McKibben, author, climate activist:
"According to the scientists at NASA -- your scientists, now -- the world doesn't work right above 350 parts per million of CO2 in the atmosphere. Now that you're done with 270 electoral votes, that's the number that's got to focus your thinking."
Vinod Khosla, Silicon Valley investor:
"Don't focus on all things green. Instead look at the few things that can achieve 80 percent carbon reductions per mile driven in our transportation fleet and be low-cost enough to penetrate 80 percent of all transportation including in India and China. For electric power, go beyond current renewable fashion. Look at the technologies that can replace or clean up 80 percent of coal-based electric generation with 80 percent lower carbon kilowatt hours!"
Evon Peter, executive director of Native Movement:
"Barack, as you are aware, our world is in need of deep healing and a transformation of consciousness that will lead to tangible changes in policy and practice, shifting the fundamentally unsustainable and exploitative direction in which we are headed. This is not unlike the years leading up to the end of slavery as ideological forces conflicted and arguments over economics and political structure prevailed. We are entering an era of truth over politics and love over violence as a means to our survival."
12 November 2008
Ideas For Barack
Posted by scott redding at 8:26 am