Mark Jacobson

Grist: The 50 People You’ll Be Talking about in 2016 – Mark Jacobson

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THE CLEAN ENERGY MASTERMIND Job: Professor of civil and environmental engineering, Stanford Age: 50 Reps: Stanford, CA Follow: @mzjacobson Green cred: As a specialist in climate modeling and alternative energy, Jacobson has spent much of his career trying to understand, and find solutions to, global warming. He thinks the U.S. is now equipped with the necessary… Read more »

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Huffington Post: Only Renewable Energy Revolution Can Reverse Runaway Climate Change

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The recent United Nations Climate Summit’s (COP21) stated intention to keep planetary warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius was giddy-making news. While we are not out of the woods yet, there just might be a way. Transitioning to an electrified world running on wind, water and solar power ONLY would get the climate back on track;… Read more »

CBC: Canadian Broadcast Corporation – Clean disruption? Stanford group plans for 100% green-energy future

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An environmental research team from the prestigious Stanford University in California has calculated exactly how Canada can move away from fossil fuels, transitioning to a totally clean-energy future through existing technologies. But the assertion that this transition is just over a decade away is the source of hot debate. Investment in renewables fell by half last year, Clean… Read more »

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The Guardian: How Leonardo DiCaprio became one of the world’s top climate change champions

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Leonardo DiCaprio was a climate champion long before the actor wrapped himself in an animal carcass, vomited up raw bison liver, and risked hypothermia for his Oscar-winning role in Revenant. DiCaprio used his acceptance speech for best actor to urge a global audience to reject the “politics of greed”, and support leaders willing to take… Read more »