It’s been a long, hot summer across much of the U.S. Recent science confirms that we’re experiencing a trend of much warmer summers – but is there anything we can do about it? Two Conservancy experts say yes.
I was lucky enough to recently attend a Boeing-hosted pre-screening of the movie Carbon Nation. Overall, I think the movie is fantastic (it is worth at least checking out the trailer above). The movie mostly focuses on what positive innovations people are finding to reduce our overload of carbon pollution. Stories are included on wind, solar, algae fuel, geothermal, coal vs. trees, forest carbon, grassland carbon farming, energy efficiency, Department of Defense energy efficiency, green building, building green retrofit, and more.
To avoid further temperature increases, we would need to cut carbon pollution by 80 percent – to the amount we polluted in 1950.
There have been some good recent first steps by scientists that are helping to improve their communication on climate change.
The bottom line is that carbon dioxide is being emitted by humans at a faster and faster rate every year. There is a lot that can and needs to be done to prevent major impacts of climate change from becoming the norm of the future.
In this video, Evan Girvertz, a senior scientist for The Nature Conservancy, describes how a reforestation project in Inner Mongolia, China will help surrounding communities adapt to climate change.