This short, accessible, and argument-driven book shows the way to 100% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050.
SOLOMON GOLDSTEIN-ROSE is a 25-year-old former Massachusetts legislator. Elected at 22 on a platform focused on climate change, he served as the youngest member of the legislature from 2017-2019 before declining to seek re-election in order to focus on climate change at the national and international levels. He has been a climate change activist since age 11 and was the youngest public official in Massachusetts when he served on his school board during high school. He founded a statewide coalition in Rhode Island to advocate for carbon pricing, and served as regional coordinator of the Massachusetts carbon pricing campaign. He has interned in the Obama White House on environmental policy, and in U.S. Senate offices and campaigns. He has a BA in Engineering and in Public Policy from Brown University and has spent the last decade analyzing the big picture and all facets of climate change solutions from both a technical and political perspective.
"His message is a necessary one."--New York Times Book Review
"Keenly practical."--Nature "Goldstein-Rose, a leading Millennial thinker, offers what the world desperately needs: fresh thinking on climate change, with the goal of steering the debate toward solutions that are both technically and politically practicable." --Steven Pinker, Professor of Psychology, Harvard University "At last--a global plan that actually adds up."--James Hansen, former director, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies "A major accomplishment and an exciting boon to the climate movement."--Emily Norton, former director, Massachusetts Sierra Club "An important frame of reference for everyone seeking to address the greatest threat to our children and future generations." --US Rep. Jim McGovern, member of Congress (D-MA) "Solomon Goldstein-Rose is not just an analyst who brings a grasp of the subject matter to the table, but also a former state elected official who, at a tender age, learned quickly what's needed to make change. His combination of knowledge and experience will reach new audiences and could inject new energy into the debate and give hope to a generation." --Armond Cohen, Founder and Director, Clean Air Task Force "A pragmatic, feasible road map for addressing climate change. This is exactly the kind of thinking that is needed now." --Christina Paxson, President of Brown University "The 100% Solution is an important read for anyone who cares more about addressing climate change than fighting ideological battles." --Ted Nordhaus, Founder and Director, Breakthrough Institute "[Solomon's] vision offers a practical path forward and more climate thinkers need to understand his ideas." --Dan Bosley, former State Representative, architect of the 1997 MA Electric Restructuring Act "Goldstein-Rose is the rare Millennial author who is passionate about protecting the planet for his and future generations but is also sober and rigorous in his prescriptions to reduce climate-warming emissions . . . The 100% Solution is a model for pragmatic and systemic thinking about climate change and proof that activist passion and scholarly rigor can go hand in hand." --Varun Sivaram, Chief Technology Officer at India's largest renewable energy company, author of Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet "With clear text and elegant organization, Goldstein-Rose sets aside apocalyptic visions and maps planetary rescue." --Professor Steven J. Davis, Associate Professor of Earth System Science, UC-Irvine