Solutions

Despite the doom and gloom..there ARE Solutions!

In fact, there are a number of solutions which in one combination or another could solve our climate crisis. As far back as 2010, a Skeptical Science article dispelling the myth that “it’s too hard” lists 15! Here are a few that we like.

Our favorite! All Renewables ASAP!
How about the Clean Power Plan? Let’s keep it!
What about fracked natural gas as a “bridge” to a renewable energy future? At best, let’s hurry across that bridge.
Coming soon? Solar roads and roofs!
Electric vehicles (EV)
Sustainable agriculture
Using proper techniques, we can actually pull carbon out of the atmosphere (carbon sequestration) (link is a YouTube video)
Eating less red meat, even a little, can help.
Increased Efficiency
Carbon pricing

Further Reading

From Wikipedia: the basics on climate change mitigation
From Scientific American 2007: 10 Solutions
From Scientific American 2014: 7 Solutions
From Skeptical Science 2010: Solutions
From Skeptical Science 2015: Why it’s urgent
From Climate Central 2016: the solar boom
From Take Part 2016: another article on natural gas as a ‘bridge fuel’
From the Union of Concerned Scientists: another article on EV’s
From National Geographic 2015: an article on driverless robocabs
From Technology Review 2013: a skeptical artical on driverless vehicles
From Inside Climate News 2017: another article on sustainable agriculture
From YaleEnvironment 360 2014: another article on soil sequestration
A UN FAO article on soil sequestration
From the Minneapolis Star-Tribune 2011: An article about a local passive efficiency house
website of the Passive House Institute US
From CNBC 2016: Article on republican support for a carbon tax

Our future depends on it.