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

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Aily livesI write this critiue with hesitancy iven the enormous trust I have in Paul s Bonds of Need (Wicked Play, good intentions and the admirable efforts of his 200 person workingroup But we need to do so much and much faster than what Drawdown describes So I hope Paul will integrate that perspective into his continuing efforts at showing us the best path forward Beggars would ride If emissions were priced warming would slideThis m lange of sensible investments and absurd hopes is painfully disappointing Global warming is an urgent problem Drawdown substitutes optimism for solutionsDespite a veneer of speculative cost benefit analyses there is no systematic discussion of the economics of the various strategies proposed Obvious initiatives such as wind and solar energy and hybrid cars are mixed with dreamy nice to haves such as transit 2 trillion for bike lanes and telepresence a code word for using FaceTime instead of flyingWhen the evidence runs against implausible changes in human behavior Scoring Points giving up our cars the writers simply assume our better angels will prevail Nuclear power is summarily dismissed as a regrets solution And major engineering efforts such as large scale carbon seuestration and hydrogen vehicles are missing entirely from the discussionUntil smart scientists and engineers face the challenges directly we will keep hurdling toward catastrophiclobal warming This book is not a step in the right direction So much literature on Life Is Unfair (Malcolm in the Middle, global warming is focused on the catastrophic and apocalyptic conseuences of our actions This book flips it to what we can do andives hope for the future through some science based tangible realistic improvements which can help secure our future on this planet This book isn t for tree huggers it s for anyone who has a stake in humanity sticking around in a habitable world for the long term 1010 I love this book The authors painstakingly compiled research to identify and uantify the impacts of the top 100 solutions to not only stop climate change but to o beyond and reverse it Hugely optimistic and ambitious but rounded in reality They made a huge effort to err on the conservative side with their projections of the future The best bit Contained within this book is a blueprint to stop and reverse The Billionaires New Assistant (The New Dominators, global warming in the next 30 years Using EXISTING technology Now we need the political will to make it happen I have spent a couple of hours with this book read some sections in depth I was crazy looking forward to reading it and it does contain what I think may be new ideas for many people I am thankful for thatThe book has twolaring deficits that make it a work that may ultimately harm our ability to move forwardThe first is a striking lack of solutions that are. Ibed here some are well known; some you may have never heard of They range from clean energy to educating Witch, Cat, and Cobb girls in lower income countries to land use practices that pull carbon out of the air The solutions exist are economically viable and communities throughout the world are currently enacting them with skill and determination If deployed collectively on alobal scale over the next

Ocean related The ocean is the reat temperature and atmospheric regulator of our planet It reuires abundant animal life in order to do much of the job of creating oxygen and seuestering carbon for instance the trophic cascade driven by whale populations down to plankton numbers I am no expert but I cannot imagine that the top 100 solutions do not include numerous actions that should be taken on behalf of ocean health This is an area that has not received necessary attention and mustThis brings me to my second and most troubling point Most of these solutions are tech based and economically informed While they seem ambitious and somewhat impossible to attain what drives much of the carbon emissions of our species is our consumptive way of life This book assumes based on solutions presented that we just have to swap our current technologies with carbon reducing ones and we have some hope of solving things That is the reat lie A book with this much hype about solutions did not address overconsumption of manufactured items for its own sake It does The Princes Bride get wrapped into discussion of other topics such as carpooling and recycling but not explicitly Imagine the impact of halving the purchaes we make Or choosing to live without plastic and unnecessary packaging We have spent hundreds of yearsetting into the situation we are in this critical juncture reuires an unswerving look at the nature of our addiction to possessing and extracting which many of the posited solutions ignoreAlready looking for v2 on this If you need a feel A Cinderella Christmas Carol (Suddenly Cinderella, good coffee table book then this is it If you re after real properly documented descriptions of realistic solutions addressing the climate catastrophe then this book is a waste of trees The book does not even begin to explain the calculations behind the emission reduction claims The proposed solutions are also in no specific order which is very odd You d think they would sort the solutions by possible impact but no The authors due notloss over the potential looming disaster that climate change representsThey do present a My Fair Temptress (Governess Brides, granular analysis of the muliple causes of climate change and potential solutions and mitigations It is informative empowering and ultimately hopeful I learned loads and was particularly struck by the many winwin solutions that can reduce emissions improve biodiversity improve the lives of poor communities andor save money over all Potentially a book to inform the diference any one can make through life style changesiving money and campaigning Also a very The Magic Talisman (A Rick Brant Science Adventure Series, good book for young adults or students thinking abo The most informative book I have ever read I already have a copy this was for my daughter Everyone should read this book and join the movemen. 0 years they represent a credible path forward not just to slow the Earth's warming but to reach drawdown that point in time whenreenhouse ases in the atmosphere peak and begin to decline These measures promise cascading benefits to human health security prosperity and well being iving us every reason to see this planetary crisis as an opportunity to create a just and livable world.

Drawdown is long overdue As with all of Hawken s writings it s well conceived carefully researched and beautifully written Thank Splitting Seconds (Songbird Series goodness for this effort YetI looked in vain for the evidence that the remedies discussed will materially change the trajectory of projected temperature increases How much below 2 C will we stabilize at with full implementation of these 100 remedies According to the book even the most aggressive scenario they model only reduces CO2 by less than oneigaton out of about 40 The Snatching of Bookie Bob and Other Stories gigatons we spew each year and that isn t until 2045 That means that we re still doomedI m also puzzled that the book is called The most comprehensive plan every proposed to reverselobal warming It s not a plan It is a painstakingly researched compendium of currently used and and projected remedies As such it s an essential contribution to our collective knowledge about climate change action A plan however would have a set of Continuous Delivery with Docker and Jenkins: Delivering software at scale 1, Rafal Leszko, eBook - goals objectives strategies indicators and Perhaps Paul or others are now working to transform this solid beginning into a real plan As a long time planner I d be happy to helpThere is also little discussion about the single most important variable affecting whether we retain a livable planet and that is time or lack of it Most all comprehensive analyses conclude that we re essentially out of time to avoid the most existentially dangerous conseuences of climate chaos It s wildly optimistic and unsupported by the evidence to suggest as Drawdown does that we can reverse climate change even if most of these remedies are not fully implemented until 2050Unless we almost fully decarbonize and drawdown in a decade or two we re doomed to 5 10 degrees F of warming by the end of the century That level of warming will destabilize our politics our economy our food production our social cohesion and our infrastructure to such an extreme degree that the organized productive work necessary to implement these remedies will be next to impossible to sustainAnd even were we by some near miracle to stabilize at the 2 C target we ll have a barely habitable planet despite the conventional climate wisdom There s little that is scientific about the 2 C target It s a convenient political decision that puts the need for urgent action far into the future We can see the severe conseuences on our ice caps our coral reefs and our weather with only 1 C warming todayThere s also the moral hazard risk of the optimistic Drawdown message We already have too much climate complacency Yet reading Drawdown suggests that the market and human creativity is enough or almost enough to reverse climate change without mass mobilization and radical changes in how we invest regulate consume and organize our The 100 most substantive solutions to reverselobal warming based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the world In the face of widespread fear and apathy an international coalition of researchers professionals and scientists have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change One hundred techniues and practices are descr.

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