Diesel-powered trucks, trains, ships and planes create a toxic air hazard and a huge climate challenge. Solutions are emerging. But how can we help accelerate their adoption?
On Zoom #2 in our 5-part series on Meeting California's Climate Challenge we will be seeking expert advice about what we can do to address the health and climate hazards posed by emissions from trucks, trains, ships, planes, and off-road equipment—all of which are typically powered by diesel or another environmentally pernicious fuel.
We'll be talking with:
- Marc Carrel, President/CEO, Breathe SoCal
- Chris Chavez, Deputy Policy Director, Coalition for Clean Air
- Marisa Garcia, Administrative Manager, Move LA
- Matt Miyasato, Deputy Executive Officer, Science and Technology Advancement, South Coast Air Quality Management District
- Marven Norman, Policy Coordinator, Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice
- Madeline Rose, Climate Campaign Director, Pacific Environment
- Kevin Walkowicz, Senior Director, Truck and Off-Road Initiative, Calstart
Most people know that diesel is a major source of air pollution, as are other fuels that power marine vessels and aircraft. But most people do not know just how serious a health risk these fuels pose, and who bears the greatest burden.
We want them to know!
People also need to know and be reminded that diesel fuels are a major climate threat—not just a source of CO2, but also as a source of short-lived climate pollutants including black carbon and tropospheric ozone. These pollutants are even more powerful climate-forcers than CO2.
We think everybody should know!
Most people also have no idea that we are on the verge of huge breakthroughs for clean alternatives.
We want them to know, and to tell them about the things that we can do together to help accelerate their adoption!