Reversing Climate Change – Future Foundation
- May 27, 2021 2:42 pm GMT
As we slowly emerge from the pandemic, one of the positive things we have demonstrated is how far humanity will go to preserve human life. We could have allowed the virus to run its course, and several tens of millions human deaths and a decade or two later we would have reached herd immunity. Instead we used our bio-tech tools and developed a series of vaccines in record time. In the U.S. there have still been almost 600,000 deaths, but some areas are approaching herd immunity. And thus we have started turning to other priorities. As a nation there are plenty of jobs that need doing. To mention a few: economic recovery, infrastructure rebuilding, full-employment, racial and sexual fairness and housing issues.
However there is one issue that will require several decades to implement solutions and several centuries to live through the trauma that is already baked-in: climate change.
Thus this post is about how we should proceed with dealing with all of our priorities: That is, start with each of the above listed “jobs” (and others), but understand that mitigating climate change must form the foundation of all solutions. We must seek the intersection between each program that is intended to deal with the listed need and the mitigation of climate change.
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I seem to be settling in to around monthly “EV…” posts. One excuse for this post was a good article from Forbes on new EVs from next year and later.
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