Scientific American published these 10 Solutions For Climate Change back in 2007, but they’re still relevant today. As the article’s author, David Biello, says, “Some you may already be doing or absolutely abhor. But implementing just a few of them could make a difference.”
I particularly like the one that includes turning off the lights when you leave a room. My late husband was a bear about that, and we all learned that thrifty and responsible habit through his tireless efforts.
Our vegan daughter would probably most like the “go vegetarian” solution, since gassy cows and the carbon impact of raising feed and transporting meat contribute so much to the problem.
The science fiction fan in me likes the idea (theoretically) of geoengineering:
Climate change represents humanity’s first planetwide experiment. But, if all else fails, it may not be the last. So-called geoengineering, radical interventions to either block sunlight or reduce greenhouse gases, is a potential last resort for addressing the challenge of climate change.
I say “theoretically”, because any of these radical interventions could have unforeseen unintended consequences, but I like the notion of terraforming Earth, because geek.
Meanwhile, we can each do our little bit.
A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about turning off lights.