Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming

Category: Social Sciences
Author: Paul Hawken
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by tito   2022-07-02
The book Project Drawdown is a good primer, with pictures! [1]

After that, the My Climate Journey [2] and Work on Climate [3] communities are excellent entry points.

Climate is a big buffet full of all sorts of cool problems to help solve. I'm focused on carbon removal as an example, but we need millions of people working across all aspects of the planetary system.

[1] https://www.amazon.com/Drawdown-Comprehensive-Proposed-Rever...

[2] https://www.mcjcollective.com

[3] https://workonclimate.org

by T2_t2   2019-07-12
The cost in carbon of a thing is complicated, and this sort of X (local) is good, and Y (non-local) is bad causes a lot of the issues.

There was a debate about Dutch flowers vs Kenyan. The debate was framed as "local vs grown in sunshine", e.g. the cost of growing in cold greenhouses vs sunshine. I think you know where this is going...

https://www.amazon.com/Drawdown-Comprehensive-Proposed-Rever... provides the context needed to choose between options, and the solutions are often odd, like replacing old fridges which has a HUGE climate change benefit (because the refrigerants are 1,000s of times worse than CO2), but that's not a story that is told because, well I think complicated narratives lose to simpler ones.

by SamPhillips   2017-08-19
If you're (rightly) concerned about climate change there is a lot you can do.

Here are three good resources.

Bret Victor's "What can a technologist do about climate change" is wonderful tech overview [0].

"Drawdown", a recent book which enumerates and stack-ranks the wide array of techniques we have which return the atmosphere to a safe composition. [1]

Finally, a self-pitch, we just launched our new site, ClimateAction.tech [2] with a guide for technology employees who are interested in making their companies more sustainable (feedback welcome, @samp or the email on the site)

[0] http://worrydream.com/ClimateChange/ [1] https://smile.amazon.com/Drawdown-Comprehensive-Proposed-Rev... [2] ClimateAction.tech