Amory Lovins and Wes Jackson both launched their big ideas in 1976, the first about energy and the second about agriculture. At this year’s Prairie Festival in Kansas, they smacked up against Bill McKibben description of the immediacy of climate change.
Neither Aspen nor Whistler will meet their 2020 targets for greenhouse gas reductions. But scientists say we need to drive down emissions even more rapidly to avoid the worst impacts of a rapidly changing climate. There are reasons for hope, but Bill McKibben reminds us that time for action is now.