In June 2022, we met to discuss: The Citizen's Guide To Climate Success: Overcoming Myths That Hinder Progress by Mark Jaccard.

Sometimes solving climate change seems impossibly complex, and it is hard to know what changes we all can and should make to help. This book offers hope. Drawing on the latest research, Mark Jaccard shows us how to recognize the absolutely essential actions (decarbonizing electricity and transport) and policies (regulations that phase out coal plants and gasoline vehicles, carbon tariffs). Rather than feeling paralyzed and pursuing ineffective efforts, we can all make a few key changes in our lifestyles to reduce emissions, to contribute to the urgently needed affordable energy transition in developed and developing countries.

Mark Jaccard is a Canadian energy economist and author. His research focuses on the design and application of models that assess sustainability policies for energy and climate. Jaccard holds the title of Distinguished Professor for teaching Sustainable Energy in the School of Resource and Environmental Management (REM) at Simon Fraser University.