Ross Koningstein and David Fork are engineers at Google, who worked together on the bold renewable energy initiative known as RE<C, Google’s ambitious aim to generate new technologies that would boost sustainable energy around the world. At one level, this effort, not just by Google, but by 100+ groups worldwide, has been a success — solar, wind and other sustainables are nearing breakeven faster than anyone - even optimists - imagined, while overcoming sabotage and resistance by a political movement financed by coal barons and petro-sheiks.
..... And yet…http://spectrum.ieee.org/energy/renewables/what-it-would-really-take-to-reverse-climate-change
…in this article, Koningstein & Fork admit failure! Because even these rapid advances will not remove enough CO2 from the emission stream, across the next forty years, to prevent truly major disruptions in weather and climate. They remain, hopeful and busy fellows. But this article is a splash of cold water in the face of any pollyannas out there, who think all we have to do is get solar on every roof.
We need the can-do spirit. But even more than that…