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The 100% Solution

A Plan for Solving Climate Change

The world must reach negative greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 in order to avoid the most catastrophic effects of climate change. This is not a goal that can be met halfway. Yet no single proposal has addressed the full scope of the problem . . . until now.

In The 100% Solution, leading millennial climate change activist and the youngest Massachusetts state representative in recent years Solomon Goldstein-Rose makes clear what must happen to achieve negative emissions before we reach the point of no return: the moonshot projects that need funding, the technologies that need inventing, the industries that need converting, the amount of CO2 we’ll still have to sequester from the atmosphere, and so much more. Most importantly, he shows us how to unite the efforts of activists, governments, scientists, engineers, donors, and voters to get the job done.

This is the guide we’ve been waiting for, and only work rooted in this level of comprehensive thinking will add up to a full solution in time. As calls for a WWII-scale mobilization intensify—especially among youth activists—this fully illustrated, action-oriented book arms that movement with specific demands, and sets the stakes for what our leaders must achieve.

Solomon Goldstein-Rose was elected to the Massachusetts state legislature on a climate change-focused platform at age 22. He previously interned in the Obama White House and in Congress and ran a statewide carbon pricing campaign. He now works full time as a climate change activist on national and global levels. He lives in Amherst, MA.