ePub ô Drawdown 256 pages ☆ Paul Hawken

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DrawdownOf 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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Hat 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 Drawdown focuses on not only responding to but also moving beyond climate change It offers a set of ranked plans Anyone who is inclined to give up in the face of climate change should read this bookA couple uick takeaways Reducing meat from one's diet #4 still seems to be a good idea My own experience has been that a meatless Monday is nearly impossible because upending my daily routine just once a week is very irritating Having said that one meatless meal a day is doable and often leads to two It's not uncommon for people to dismiss all energy alternatives by dismissing one but I kept thinking while reading this book that we should readily consider multifaceted approaches So instead of relying on just one of solar farms #8 onshore wind #2 etc it's probably a good idea for many areas to rely on a variety of energy sources The #1 solution was and I was surprised by this refrigerant management Finally I rarely encounter a dialogue on what to do with the carbon that we've already released into the atmosphere and Hawken explores solutions there as well Drawdown is clear and comprehensive and it's easily organized as a reference guide that readers can return to I liked that it avoided war and combat metaphors I also liked that it was willing to consider regrettable solutions in addition to its no regrets solutions Finally there's a website here

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ePub ô Drawdown 256 pages ☆ Paul Hawken ☆ 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 narNew 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 For those of you like me in despair about the state of the planet here is a book that details dozens of things that we know can work to dial down carbon emissions and work toward reversing the current trend to destroy the environment The point is we know many things about how to save the planet What we don’t really know as of today 1 if it is not already too late and 2 if there is the political will to combat the current capitalistpolitical complex I was going to detail some of the great things both going on and ones also that are possible near future things in the works but Kate does the long list here thanks book is in large coffee table format with too small print but the project’s essays are short and still pretty comprehensive with lots of resources There are some crazy ideas that reuire too much tech infrastructure in the small window of time remaining such as roads paved with solar panels giant carbon sucking machines and nuclear fusion plants But idea generation for creative solutions are one thing we need so I am not too critical of any of these As with other readers I in particular like the focus on ecosystem restoration educating girls empowering women but the central focus of the book is as it has to be on working together Period I guess I would say the thing that disappoints me is that it doesn't talk about economicpolitical solutions which is the biggest obstacle to our getting things doneThe book includes a lot of resources and charts to figure out what might happen with the optimum the “drawdown” mama bear approach and the minimal approach to all of these thingsHere’s a website for the project