Climate Change Comes to Pacifica, California

The Pacifica Climate Committee is a citizens group in Pacifica, California working to address climate change issues in our community.

Join us as we learn What Pacifica Can Do about Climate Change
WHO: Dr. Carlos Davidson
WHEN: Tuesday, April 30, 7pm
WHERE: Sharp Park Library, Community Room. 104 Hilton Way, Pacifica

Throughout California, cities are developing climate action plans aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In Pacifica, a city task force has developed a draft climate action plan which will come to the City Council for adoption in the near future. Learn More »




We learned how to make your home more
energy efficient, and save money at the same time
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

For more information, please contact any one of
our panel of green building and remodeling experts
:

Ann Edminster of Design AVEnues
Chris Hunt of PowerDown
Dustin McGahan of Little Feet Renovation
Jeff Moroso of Moroso Construction
Lorna Fear of Visual Cue Thermal Imaging
Mike Balma of SunWork and SolarTech

SPONSORS:
Pacifica Climate Committee pacificaclimate.org
Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter Cool Cities Teams lomaprieta.sierraclub.org/cool_cities/teams

promotional support by
US GBC-NCC Silicon Valley Branch. usgbc-ncc.org

download the flyer (pdf) >>

check out our draft :
Climate Action Plan Task Force
Follow Cancun Climate talks:
Sierra Club COMPASS website
See climate art:
350.org
Interested in a Home Energy Audit?
Want to be part of a Low Carbon Diet Study Group?
Want to find out more about Water Conservation?
Just interested in finding out more about what you can do or need more information?

E-mail us at info@pacificaclimate.org


Valero Gas Station, Pacifica, CA, October 10, 2010 1 p.m.

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Pacifica, California World Climate Action Day, October 24, 2009

Linda Mar Beach on Saturday, October 24 2009 at 11:30 a.m.:

Pacifica, California World Climate Action Day, October 24, 2009
yes it was fun!

It was serious too though. A world wide day of climate actions focused on the idea that we need to reduce carbon in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million. Thanks to the Pacifica Beach Coalition and P-Town Classic for helping make this event happen.

See other events around the world in the slide show on the home page of www.350.org


Pacifica Climate Committee
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A letter from Bill McKibben explaining what “350” is all about:

Dear friends,

For once, this email isn’t asking you to do anything at all. It’s merely sharing the news--the amazing news--that arrived about 45 minutes ago at 350 headquarters.

Rajendra Pachauri is the U.N.’s top climate scientist. He leads the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which every five years produces the authoritative assessment of climate science. Their last report, in 2007, helped set the target of 450 ppm (parts per million of CO2) that many environmental groups and national governments have adopted as their goal for Copenhagen.

As you all know, that number is out of date. When Jim Hansen and other scientists looked at phenomenon like the Arctic ice melt of the last two summers, they produced new data demonstrating that 350 is the bottom line for the planet.

But it’s been hard to get that news out to the powers that be. So today it comes as enormous and welcome news that Dr. Pachauri, from his New Delhi office, said that 350 was the number.

“As chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) I cannot take a position because we do not make recommendations,” said Rajendra Pachauri when asked if he supported calls to keep atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations below 350 parts per million (ppm).

“But as a human being I am fully supportive of that goal. What is happening, and what is likely to happen, convinces me that the world must be really ambitious and very determined at moving toward a 350 target,” he told Agence France Presse in an interview.

It’s your work that has made this breakthrough possible. In fact, Pachauri specifically cited the last big piece of news for 350: the decision of 80+ small island nations and less developed countries to endorse the 350 target.

“I think this is a good development,” said Pachauri. “Now people -- including some scientists -- see the seriousness of the impacts of climate change, and the fact that things are going to get substantially worse than what we had anticipated.”

This news makes it much easier for all of us to push hard leading up to the International Day of Climate Action on the 24th of October (signup to start or attend an event at www.350.org, and the UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen this December.

It’s clear now that science is powerfully on the side of the 350 target. Now we need the political world to follow suit. You will make that happen in the next two months. Oct. 24 is officially 60 days away, and we’re building just the momentum we need to make it count.

Thanks for all you do,

Bill McKibben



Events

Resources:

  • Join me at www.350.org