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CHARACTERS ↠ Drawdown Ü New York Times bestseller The 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the worldAt this point in time the Drawdown book is exactly what is needed; a credible conservative solution by solution narrative that we can do it Reading it is an effectiOf They range from clean energy to educating girls in lower income countries to land use practices that pull carbon out of the air The solutions exist are economically viable and communities throughout the world are currently enacting them with skill and determination If deployed collectively on a global scale over the next thirty years they represent a credible path forward not just to slow the earth's warming but to reach drawdown that point in time when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere peak and begin to decline These measures promise cascading benefits to human health security prosperity and well being giving us every reason to see this planetary crisis as an opportunity to create a just and livable wor. This is the first time I have felt positively about our ability to stop climate change The solutions presented in this book are feasible and clearly explained I found several things I could implement myself like switching to LED light bulbs and I am looking for ways to support some of their larger scale approaches

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New York Times bestseller The 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the worldAt this point in time the Drawdown book is exactly what is needed; a credible conservative solution by solution narrative that we can do it Reading it is an effective inoculation against the widespread perception of doom that humanity cannot and will not solve the climate crisis Reported by effects include increased determination and a sense of grounded hope Per Espen Stoknes Author What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming There's been no real way for ordinary people to get an understanding of what they can do and w. This book is a framework not only how to stop global warming but how to reduce carbon levels in the face of population growth and uality of life increases The author and research team synthesized primary research from thousands of studies and developed a ranked list of the most important actions the globe can take to combat climate change I’ve included a one sentence summary of each solution in this review The book goes into far depth about the logic behind the rankings how each solution works how much carbon it saves various pros and cons and the reuired financial investmentA key plus for many of these solutions is they offer benefits beyond carbon seuestration In addition to reducing seuestering carbon the majority offer financial savings increase industrial yields or efficiency create jobs and result in healthier people There are reasons to act on these beyond saving our environment The strength of this framework stems from interdependence One solution’s weaknesses are balanced by the strengths of another It’s a symbiotic ecosystem of recommendations – a permaculture not a monoculture of ideasI do worry that a book like this gives a false sense of optimism Implementing these policies will take incredible investments coordination between governments and massive behavior changes on the part of the individual Yes there are personal steps one can take after reading this book but they aren’t steps anyone who pays attention to ‘green’ issues won’t have heard of before I’m talking behavior changes on the scale of convincing entire populations to sustain massive tax increases to pay for the infrastructure you’ll need; behavior changes to convince millions of people around the globe to change habits fundamental to their life and culture Each individual solution will reuire innumerable persons across the globe dedicating their lives to implementing the chosen recommendation This is a brilliant framework for addressing climate change It is the product of years of synthesizing research on a mass scale of running the mathematical calculations we needed to chart a way forward It is the starting point for a real “how to” guide for policy makers It is work no one else has done until this point But don’t read it and think “oh we’ll be fine Technology will save us” Read it and go start advocating for mass public transit Go vegetarian Start blathering to everyone you know Find international organizations working on these issues and start donating all you can Take the extra 45 minutes to walk to work Go to city council meetings and say yes we’re willing to have wind turbines in our back yard This is a framework but it isn’t a framework to an easy way forward It’s a framework for hard hard work Thank goodness Hard work is what we’re going to need1 Refrigerant Management The HFCs found in refrigerators and AC have a 1000 to 9000 times higher capacity to warm the environment than carbon dioxide and 90% of those emissions come when improperly disposed; substituting in better materials combined with proper disposals could cool the earth by up to 1 degree Fahrenheit2 Wind Turbines Estimated to be the world’s cheapest energy source by 2030 wind has the potential to cleanly meet nearly all the world’s energ

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DrawdownHat impact it can have There remains no single comprehensive reliable compendium of carbon reduction solutions across sectors At least until now The public is hungry for this kind of practical wisdom David Roberts VoxThis is the ideal environmental sciences textbook only it is too interesting and inspiring to be called a textbook Peter Kareiva Director of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability UCLAIn the face of widespread fear and apathy an international coalition of researchers professionals and scientists have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change One hundred techniues and practices are described here some are well known; some you may have never heard. This has some great stuff in it but unfortunately the most comprehensive plan includes a lot of really stupid crap About half of the book is a pretty good summary of real solutions and the other half is basically a bunch of crazy techno fixes On the good side are things like ecosystem restoration with particular emphasis on the importance of maintaining healthy oceans peatlands and mangroves agroecology managed grazing systems silvopasture indigenous land management lower methane emitting approaches to rice cultivation and ruminant raising replacing cotton with hemp educating girls empowering women etc The crazy techno stuff includes not only the typical electric cars high speed rail green cities wind turbines tidal energy nuclear plants how anyone can still support these I have no idea and automated smart grids but also things like roads paved with solar panels giant machines that suck carbon out of the air vacuum tube trains and the possibility of nuclear fusion plants To be fair there are caveats for a lot of these solutions but they really shouldn't even be considerations at this point I know global industrial civilization can be less destructive that if we'd used the most efficient technologies and developed perfect recycling stopped using planned obsolescence and shared things that we rarely use instead of all having our own possessions that sit idle 99% of the time then we could have gotten away with this for a pretty long time Ignoring the fact that manufacturing these technologies at even a much reduced scale would still depend on horribly unethical behavior it could technically be a lot better than it currently is We're already on such thin ice though If you're going 200 miles per hour towards a cliff that's only a few miles away then it doesn't make much difference if you reduce your speed to 50 miles per hour Even 1 mile per hour in the same direction won't give you much time Techno fixes rely on too much infrastructure to ever be truly sustainable Therefore better isn't necessarily good enough What we really need is to wean ourselves off all this high tech crap by losing our dependence on it The low tech solutions like diversifying farmland with perennial crops and different species of grazing animals can create human habitats where people are able to get everything they need from close by and without machines And we're never going to see that happen without adopting degrowth economics producing and consuming less crap without people being impoverished by job losses etc This book doesn't just leave out a discussion on how inherently unsustainable our economic system is it actually promotes certain solutions BECAUSE they contribute to economic growth I can agree with some of the bridge solutions and regrets solutions that are brought up Clearly during a transition stage between the status uo and something sustainable we'll still be reuired to do some less than ideal things like typing angry rants on internet sites But there's a difference between things like properly disposing of HFC's from existing refrigerators and air conditioners and continuing to promote the manufacture of new refrigerators and air conditioners refrigerant management is listed as the number 1 solution A real solution for that problem long term