Tue Nov 21st, 2017 at 06:29:54 PM EST
I've been reading a little about Poland while thinking about the results of the climate discussions from Bonn and the talks next year in Katowice.
One of my thoughts is that it might be good for the climate change community to devote some time over the next year to visualizing a zero carbon transition for Poland's coal economy that the Polish people and perhaps even the Polish government can recognize as a significant step forward without sacrificing their jobs or security. This would go a long way towards heading off any difficulties from climate deniers and those of the authoritarian nationalist persuasion who'd like to make trouble.
I've contacted Mark Z Jacobson of Stanford University who has produced 100% renewable roadmaps for over 100 countries and all 50 states of the USA. He would be a primary resource for such an enterprise and now I've done my best to make sure he considers the possibility.