Stein believes we are in a state of emergency that can be fixed by zeroing out fossil fuels by 2030.
“A senior scientist from NOAA was attending a conference of insurance corporations about two months ago and described to them the most recent report from the Antarctic which said essentially that we can expect nine feet of sea level rise as soon as 2050 if we haven’t taken a dramatic change in policy and direction, which we’re not doing. The democrats pride themselves on being slightly less destructive than the republicans and in fact to look at the numbers we’ve actually done far worse under a democratic administration in terms of escalation of fossil fuel extraction and emissions. We have tapped into every source of fossil fuels in this country and around the world thanks in part to Hillary Clinton and her office to promote fracking.
So we’re not heading in the right direction here by any means. And in fact the democrats have not slowed down the crisis by any means. So as NOAA pointed out we are in very serious risk not of a civilization ending hit within decades unless we have a profound transformation of policy. So this data by the way is not different from what Jim Hanson said about a year and a half ago with his study that basically identified even larger increases in sea level beginning ten years later. But it’s the same ballpark, massive. You know, we’re heading for real trouble unless we really do a turn around quickly. Not to mention there are somewhere just under two dozen nuclear power plants that will all go through Hashima that are located on the coasts at sea level which will be flooded.
So we are in a state of emergency, we should be in a state of emergency. And if we had an honest conversation about this we could actually provide the motivation for a real fix which means massively transforming our industries to clean, renewable energy as well as the compatible food systems and transportation systems to zero out fossil fuels by 2030 which is in time to avert the full blown disaster of climate change and at the same time it revives the economy. It also turns out we get so much healthier from zeroing out fossil fuels and related toxic pollutants, that we save enough money in reduced health expenditures alone to pay for the green energy transition.”