Adam Aron recently posted a call to support a petition to electrify the UC Campus to fight climate change. To his dismay, I was not welcoming. It is a friendly disagreement: I consider his to be a commendable but futile effort. Why? It is not because I am less alarmed than he is. It is because I am more alarmed. I think Aron underestimates the problem by many orders of magnitude, and there are better ways to make a dent. Focusing on UC electrification seems like a distraction to me. Feel free to sign, but please keep your eyes on the ball.

Please refer to our book on climate change: moving the needle.