The 100% Solution
It is possible to fully solve climate change
before scientists' 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.
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.
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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Social Innovation Summit
Wednesday, June 3rd
Solomon will lead a roundtable about "Corporate Sustainability: Moving from Virtue to Impact"
Solid State Books
September 2, 2020
Solomon and Steven Olikara of the Millennial Action Project will discuss The 100% Solution and youth leaders in U.S. politics
October 23-25, 2020
Solomon will be a workshop presenter