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originally posted by: Rob808
I'm all ears. You want to save the earth from climate change, what do we actually need to do? I don't want to hear about taxes, or pie in the sky green new deals that won't help anything. I grew up with a family with No AC, not allowed to even turn on a fan in the summer because of guilt towards contributing to destroying the climate. My mother gave up chocolate coffee and many other joys in life because of guilt she was destroying the world. Yet the worlds still doomed...
Give me soluations that don't involve MONEY. If this is an issue what do you say we do? I'm admittedly skeptical on the issue having heard my entire life of the evil of man destroying the world ferngully style. Electric cars nope, the manufacturing causes incredible pollution. Solar power/wind power nope, the space required will offset plant growth which sucks up CO2 and stop land use for food production which we will need after all becoming vegan... please, no emotional arguements for or against here, I just want to hear what your real solutions are.
Real solutions we can actually enact, not political talking points.
The restoration of trees remains among the most effective strategies for climate change mitigation. We mapped the global potential tree coverage to show that 4.4 billion hectares of canopy cover could exist under the current climate. Excluding existing trees and agricultural and urban areas, we found that there is room for an extra 0.9 billion hectares of canopy cover, which could store 205 gigatonnes of carbon in areas that would naturally support woodlands and forests. This highlights global tree restoration as our most effective climate change solution to date. However, climate change will alter this potential tree coverage. We estimate that if we cannot deviate from the current trajectory, the global potential canopy cover may shrink by ~223 million hectares by 2050, with the vast majority of losses occurring in the tropics. Our results highlight the opportunity of climate change mitigation through global tree restoration but also the urgent need for action.
originally posted by: HanyManny
a reply to: CynConcepts
Everyone should plant a tree. Or a hundred, in their lifetime.
Go back when you are an adult and look at the trees you have planted, and stand in awe as you realize that the thing that was your size as a young person is now bigger than your house, and will live to shad your grandchildren, who will say "grandpa planted that tree."
originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: Rob808
Mass population reduction.
And most of all ignore anyone pushing renewable energy.
Germany tried that and their emissions went up because of unreliable green projects.