The 100% Solution

It is possible to fully solve climate change

before scientists' global 2050 target.

It requires changing equipment, not limiting lifestyles.


It relies on government innovation projects to scale up manufacturing so that clean systems become cheap enough to spread rapidly even in developing countries (which emit 2/3 of ghgs).

Solving climate change will give more people access to energy, thereby reducing poverty.

It will make heating, driving, etc cheaper.

It will create millions of good jobs in the industrialized countries that lead the way.


The 100% Solution Book

The world must reach negative greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

The 100% Solution makes clear what needs to happen to achieve that: the manufacturing booms we must spur, the moonshot projects we must fund, the amount of CO2 we'll have to sequester from the atmosphere, and much more. It shows us the more prosperous and equitable world we can build by uniting the efforts of activists, industries, governments, scientists, engineers, donors, and voters to get the job done. 

This is the guide we've been waiting for. As calls for a WWII-scale mobilization intensify—especially among youth activists—this fully illustrated, action-oriented book arms us with specific demands, sets the stakes for what our leaders must achieve, and proves that with this level of comprehensive thinking we can still take back our future.


About Solomon

Solomon Goldstein-Rose has been a climate activist since age 11. His education in engineering and public policy gave him a unique perspective on the intersection of what physically has to happen to solve climate change and what approaches might actually make it happen.

After interning in the Obama White House and in Congress during college, Solomon ran for the Massachusetts state legislature at age 22 and got elected on a platform focused on climate change. During his term he passed several small energy and education policies and created local initiatives for civic education and engagement.

In 2018 he canceled his campaign for re-election so he could work full-time on climate change at the national and global levels. The 100% Solution framework is a product of his political experiences, numerous meetings with technical experts and activists, and intensive research and analysis.

Solomon is also passionate about education policy and election system reform. He lives in Amherst, MA, and makes time for hiking and directing children’s theater.

Invite Solomon

Solomon is available to speak at events and conferences, and to lead workshops with climate activist or student groups, including virtual events.


For media inquiries and to schedule speaking events, please contact Solomon's publicist Dana Kaye, Dana(at)KayePublicity(dot)com, 773-878-0722.

For meetings or workshops with Solomon, please e-mail him at Solomon(at)SolomonGR(dot)com.

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“Keenly practical”

—  Nature

“His message is a necessary one”

—  The New York Times

“Impressively thoughtful, informative, innovative, and DIY practical”

—  Midwest Book Review


Upcoming Events

Solid State Books


September 2, 2020

Washington, D.C.

Solomon and Steven Olikara of the Millennial Action Project will discuss The 100% Solution and youth leaders in U.S. politics

Future Leaders Climate Summit


October 23-25, 2020

Chicago, IL

Solomon will be a workshop presenter

News and Media

Zetland Interview in English

Translated from Danish, by Thomas Hebsgaard

Bob Flaherty Radio Interview

Amherst Climate Activist Pens New Book That Connects ALL the Dots, live radio interview with Bob Flaherty/WHMP

Chapter One Podcast

Ep74, The 100% Solution - Solomon Goldstein-Rose, with Demethius Jackson

Bill Newman Show Radio Interview

Saving The World Through Rose Colored Glasses, live radio interview with Bill Newman/WHMP (first 20 min of audio)


Reducing emissions while creating jobs

Ammonia Energy Newsletter Guest Article

A 100% Solution to Climate Change: Why is Ammonia Necessary?

Chicago Splash Interview

The 100% Solution: A Plan for Solving Climate Change, in conversation with Andrew DeCanniere

Amherst Jones Library

VIDEO: Solomon was interviewed about The 100% Solution

Zetland Interview

Published in Danish by Thomas Hebsgaard

Scientific American Op-Ed

We're Thinking about Climate Change the Wrong Way

"The Elephant" Podcast

The "100% Solution" to Climate Change, interview with Kevin Caners

"Make Climate Cool Again" Podcast

#24 The 100% Solution for Climate with Solomon Goldstein-Rose, interview with Sara Miltenberger

"Goldstein-Rose to launch climate change book"

By Scott Merzbach, Daily Hampshire Gazette

Talk to Steven Pinker's Class

Guest lecture in "Rationality" class

"Climate Changers" Podcast

The 100% Solution with Solomon Goldstein-Rose, interview with Ryan Flahive

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The 100% Solution

by Solomon Goldstein-Rose