About the Climate Roadmap
The Climate Roadmap is a tool that allows us to see that we can restore the climate quickly and save money in the process. It starts with the climate destination, and then helps us see the best existing routes that take us there.
The Climate Roadmap is designed to show us where we’re going and why, and then give us routes that will take us there, given what we know now. Just like a road trip, we know that some of the information we have is mistaken, approximate or out of date, but by planning based on what’s possible now, we can get going and make adjustments while we’re flying down the road.
The first step is saying where we want to go and why. We want to restore a healthy climate—restore normal weather patterns and stop sea level rise, so that our descendants will have a rich and healthy environment to live in and enjoy.
How we get there
There are two parts to restoring that healthy climate: switching from fossil fuels to clean energy, and, if needed, using geoengineering to restore the ice caps, oceans and atmosphere.
There is just one policy which comes out of this Roadmap: a price on carbon. Putting a rising fee on carbon and returning all the money to the public will make the trip go much faster.
Who we are
We are a team of scientists, engineers, volunteers and professionals working to shift the climate narrative to being about what we want rather than what we don’t want. Following the advice we were given for when in a skid on a road: “Focus on where you want to go. Don’t look at the tree you’re afraid of hitting, or you’ll hit it.”
Several members of our team are volunteers with Citizens’ Climate Lobby.
Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. The lead personality behind the Climate Roadmap is Peter Fiekowsky. Peter is an engineer who has passionately engaged in the climate discourse for many years.
Where you fit in
We want to spark thinking, sharing and discussion. We’ve even created a journalist-friendly narrative you can cut and paste from for bloggers, reporters and other inspired citizens. Contact us with your questions, ideas or even arguments!