posted on May, 9 2014 @ 05:15 PM
Climate Change policy suffers from a credibility problem. It might not be as much the credibility of scientific reports as it is the credibility of
the individuals involved... namely politicians on an election year. You can dog on the Climate Change policy all you want. This post isn't about the
policy, its about finding the solution to a problem. You're problem solvers right?
Lets say for instance that the Climate Change problem is genuine. At the end of the day, what's the real solution to the problem?
The Problem: Elevated Levels of Carbon Dioxide
Source of Problem: Too numerous to name here, but there are plenty of sources (exhaust, cow farts, etc.).
The Solution: Everybody plant a bunch of trees! I'm not kidding.
Thinking back to high school science... (keeping it simple here so that the politicians might understand it too) trees absorb carbon dioxide and in
turn produce oxygen. Why couldn't we give nature a shot at fixing the problem?
Maybe the problem has been the destruction of trees all over the world over the years (especially in the Amazon). Maybe we should help to plant what
has been lost. This place would certainly look a lot better with more trees.
Important note: I do not believe that we should stop harvesting trees (economicsustainability reasons). I just believe that maybe we need to be
replacing them twice as fast as we're harvesting them.
ATS'ers, what say ye? Fire up the ole thinkers! What's the real solution?
edit on 2014 5 9 by Bloomoon because: