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Drawdown - A Plan to Reverse Global Warming
- Mar 23, 2020 9:05 pm GMT
The general consensus is that there is a climate emergency –global warming, climate change, whatever you want to call it but it looks like its happening. Candidly, there is still not 100% consensus of the problem, cause and solution but 90% of people including the science community and politicians believe global warming is a big problem.
On this week’s Energy Show we are talking about “Project Drawdown” which is a plan to reverse the increase of CO2 in the atmosphere. Not just slow down the emissions but reverse the trend of these emissions so we can reverse global warming.
We are currently over 400 parts/billion of CO2 in the atmosphere, and it use to be 100 so were looking at reducing that number through lower emissions and other methods such as sequestration. The key to this project drawdown is finding a way to reduce every source of C02 in the atmosphere so that over time, the concentration is reduced.
The Drawdown effort was led by a couple of environmentalists Paul Hawken and Amanda Joy Ravenhill who gathered a diverse team of over 200 scholars, scientists, policymakers, business leaders, and activists worldwide to assess, map, and model the most substantive solutions to achieve this goal. Results of the initial study were published in 2017 in a book called Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming.
The plan includes 80 documented solutions to achieve the goal ranked by the amount of CO2 reductions that can be accomplished and the total cost to enable these solutions and resulting savings over a period of 30 years. So please join us on this week’s Energy Show Podcast as we review the top 10 solutions ranked in Drawdown.
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