Follow Countdown on Twitter and Instagram • Subscribe to the Countdown newsletter There’s a lot of information on what we’re doing wrong when it comes to climate, and what the world would look like if we keep up the damage. But there’s very little information on what life could look like if we all did […]Continue reading
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Solomon Goldstein-Rose has been a climate activist since age 11 and is the author of The 100% Solution: A Plan for Solving Climate Change, a 2020 book that lays out what must physically be achieved to reverse global warming. His analysis ties together technical knowledge in terms accessible to all, and provides a cautiously hopeful vision for a comprehensive solution that still hasn't been articulated by nearly anyone else.
Solomon studied both engineering and public policy during college, and interned in the Obama White House and in Congress. He was elected to the Massachusetts legislature at age 22 on a platform focused on climate change, education and election reform. During his term, he passed several energy and education policies and created local initiatives for civic education and engagement. In 2018, he canceled his campaign for re-election so he could work full-time on climate change at the national and global levels, and The 100% Solution was the product of wrapping his own mind around the global picture. He lives in Western Massachusetts and makes time for hiking, farming and directing children's theater.