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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 If you're into stuff like this you can read the full reviewA Fact is Like a Sack Drawdown The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming by Paul Hawken EdGalileo was championing the old established order of thinking established by the Greeks for a millennium and a half The Greeks theory of the movement of the heavens was overly complicated to make a theory fit the facts To uote Luigi Pirandello A fact is like a sack it won't stand up if it's emptyPtolemy and his geocentric model were held in reverence for such a long time but there is some understanding that Copernicus 19 February 1473 – 24 May 1543 who first raised the suggestion of a heliocentric universe in the Renaissance era may have found some Greek mathematical text which helped him develop his theory of and calculate a heliocentric universeGalileo 1564 – 8 January 1642 added the empirical evidence to Copernicus math

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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 catalog of the hundred or so technologies that could potentially draw down the carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the atmosphere The book was written by a couple hundred expert researchers in all walks of life Each technology is very well presented in a manner that is easy to understand by a non expert The book is very attractive flush with color photographs appropriate for each topic coveredEach technology is rated in terms of the amount of carbon that could potentially be removed from the atmosphere the net cost of the technology and the net savings When these numbers are too speculative for an educated guess that is mentioned The technologies are all ranked in terms of their potential for seuestering carbon Also since some of the technologies are inter related there is an effort made to prevent double counting the impactSome of the technologies are well known to most people while others are novel I was most interested in some of the agricultural topics Most surprising to me was silopasture This entails allowing animals mostly cattle but other domesticated animals also to feed in meadows with trees Silvopastures yield livestock per acre than grass pastures and seuesters five to ten times carbon than treeless pastures A related technology is the managed grazing of pastures by cattle This techniue vastly improves conditions of the pastures protects organic matter and the soil becomes porous and better able to absorb intense rainfalls As a result herbicides pesticides fuel and fertilizers can be reduced as well as veterinary costs And yet another agricultural techniue is known as agro forestry which is becoming widespread It is positively transforming the Sahel DesertI was astounded by the statistic that there are 18500 miles of high speed rails in the world But only 28 of these rail miles are in the United States On the one hand high speed rails are very expensive and on the other hand they actually do not reduce carbon emissions very much The emphasis in most of the book is that these are practical economical technologies ready to be implemented There are net savings from most of these technologies; seuestering carbon can be cost effective and help the atmosphere at the same time At the end of the book there are a handful of future technologies that have not yet reached the stage of practicality each of which has a bright potential for the futureWhile I read the book end to end it is actually of a reference book a very fascinating reference book After reading the introductory sections each topic is self contained and can be read in isolation without losing the meaning

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read kindle Ì Drawdown Ô ä 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 solutOf 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