Skip to comments.Harvard makes climate pledge to end fossil fuel use
Posted on 02/07/2018 6:36:39 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
A new Harvard University climate action plan, announced by Harvard President Drew Faust today, clears an ambitious path forward to shift campus operations further away from fossil fuels. The plan includes two significant science-based targets to reduce emissions dramatically: a long-term goal to be fossil-fuel-free by 2050, and a short-term one to be fossil-fuel-neutral by 2026.
The plan builds on Harvards previous 10-year climate goal, achieved in 2016, to reduce on-campus greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent, despite a square footage increase of 12 percent during that period. Following this milestone, Faust appointed a climate change task force composed of a multidisciplinary group of faculty experts, senior administrators, and students to help the University envision a new set of climate commitments to define its work on campus over the next several decades.
The task force was co-chaired by Rebecca Henderson, the John and Natty McArthur University Professor at Harvard Business School; Bill Clark, the Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy, and Human Development at Harvard Kennedy School; and Harvard Executive Vice President Katie Lapp. The task force recently completed its work and delivered its recommendations to Faust. These recommendations provided the blueprint for the new plan.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.harvard.edu ...
When your endowment is in the billions and you can charge 100k/year for tuition (and get away with it), you can afford to waste your money any way you want.
Such willfull ignorance. They are now Harvard community college.
I have a better idea, Harvard should use it’s endowment to dismantle itself, and just plant a bunch of trees where it once stood. In a few generations, we will have forgotten it was ever there.
If this keeps up, gasoline will be practically free for those of us that still use it. Woo hoo!
So Harvard is going to push the energy fossel fuel source back up the line and out of sight so that it’s not burned on campus? Or that all the heat and electricity for their dorms is going to be from solar panels, or from a direct, exclusive link to a hydroelectric generator unmixed with fuel-derived electrons? Hmmmm. Watch the tuition escalate.
If they were serious, they could get this done in 5 years by switching to a nuclear power plant and golf carts.
Despite extreme tuition for social justice ‘education’, the laws of supply and demand for natural gas along with limited pipelines in New England will leave lots of very chilly students in the winter and very hot ones in the summer.
Watch the tuition escalate.
Watch the students freeze ... or bake as the season may be,
Gee, I would think remote learning would reduce building HVAC, lighting, cooking and commute energy usage greatly. And they could reduce tuition.
OK!! Everybody pay attention!
Lesson for today:
1. The sun is 1,300,000 times as big as the earth.
2. The sun is a giant nuclear furnace that controls the climates of all its planets.
3. The earth is one of the suns planets.
4. The earth is a speck in comparison to the size of the sun.
5. Inhabitants of the earth are less than specks.
Study Question: How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun?
Answer: More gun laws.
I am old enough to remember when universities contributed a net positive value to the accumulated knowledge of human kind.
The world may not have until 2050. Ban all cars from Harvard immediately. Ban all commuting to campus. If fossil fuels made bicycle tires, ban bikes on campus. If fossil fuels made their walking shoes, ban those as well. Ban the cafeterias from using fossil fuels to cook with. Ban texts books, too. Heck, just ban Harvard.
After a super long article it seems the answer is a tax. Always a tax.
The committee recommended that the University implement a surcharge on fossil-fuel consumption on the campus in order to fund becoming fossil-fuel-neutral by 2026. A surcharge is conceptually equivalent to what many people have talked about as a carbon tax. One way to think about it is: Every time I turn on a light, Im not only lighting the room, but Im creating some damages. The goal of a surcharge or a carbon tax would be to ask you to pay a little bit toward that.
So they’re going to fire most of their staff?
Perhaps if they become simply a server farm and switch to online curriculum.
Science based but no further information just a list of scam artists involved
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