Friday, August 2, 2013
up up and away in my beautiful balloon
This balloon graph represents emissions if all electric generation was from a single source. It's very instructive to see this. The illustration provides stark clarity of how damaging fossil burners are, and where the well lit path to a solution really is. It's not possible to have a single source, but you can see shuttering fossil burners and using the small balloons* in combination would result in about 5% of our current emissions.
* if too small to read, the little balloons left to right in gigatons: wind 0.3, geothermal 1, hydro 0.1, ocean 0.2, solar csp 0.5, biopower 0.4, nuclear 0.4, solar pv 1.