Update: After these comments first appeared on August 30, 2016, SCS Global appears to have taken down all content from the ClimateStabilizationCouncil.org website. To maintain the relevance of our critique, we have posted a downloaded copy of the original Roadmap in question.
TSV recently received a so-called Roadmap to Climate Stabilization brief being circulated by some climate activists based in Napa County. Misleadingly titled, this actually turned out to be a very one-sided endorsement of a highly controversial and unproven approach to addressing climate change known as “Geo-Engineering” or “Climate Intervention”.
The fact that it was produced at Scientific Certification Systems is also deeply troubling. If this is how this well known Emeryville-based firm approaches such a complex, risky, and ethically questionable area of science and engineering, it calls into question the impartiality and integrity of all their other existing verification and labeling programs, including several that play a major role in the food and beverage industries.
For a more balanced discussion of this extremely controversial technology, readers may want to begin with this brief overview from the Washington Post last year and visit the National Academies for more information.
We encourage folks to be on the lookout for other biased information produced by or promoting the work of the Climate Stabilization Council.
Evidently this new fossil fuel “business-as-usual” group is all too eager to resort to desperate measures like Climate Intervention rather than invest in Stanford scientist Mark Jacobson’s vision of a world powered by 100% clean, renewable energy.