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Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global… (edição 2017)

por Paul Hawken (Editor)

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"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 techniques and practices are described here--some are well known; some you may have never heard of. They range from clean energy to educating 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 a global scale over the next thirty years, they represent a credible path forward, not just to slow the earth's warming but to reach drawdown, that point in time when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere peak and begin to decline. These measures promise cascading benefits to human health, security, prosperity, and well-being--giving us every reason to see this planetary crisis as an opportunity to create a just and livable world"--Page 4 of cover.… (mais)
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Título:Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming
Autores:Paul Hawken (Editor)
Informação:Penguin Books (2017), Edition: First Edition, 256 pages
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Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming por Paul Hawken

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The book lists a number of ways we can reduce carbon emmissions and reverse global warming. Very muchnfocused on technical solutions, of which some are not really delivering (increased deforestation in Brazil under Bolsenaro; higher car mileage in cities where companies like Uber are popular). The book also does not talk bout what needs to change in the way we consume (except eatling less meat) and in the current existing social relations. So an interesting list of solutions, but not a lot of depth or broader picture. ( )
  deblemrc | Feb 26, 2021 |
Maybe the best title ever. It is what it says - the Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. In it are 100 environmental practices, ranked from 1 to 100 as most impactful. Most take just two pages, include ample descriptions for the noob, and give a summarized breakdown of the numbers. Tons and tons of researchers and contributors worked to make this book and thousands of references, but it's stylized and written to communicate, not overwhelm. In short, it's brilliant, and one of the most hopeful (and needed) projects I know of.

For me, it felt like environmental science 101. Maybe you have, but I hadn't ever heard of Methane Digesters, Grid Flexibility, Silvopasture, or Utility Scale Photovoltics. Each are important for drawing down the amount of carbon in the atmosphere.

However, most important were the practical implications of the research. You might, "What can I actually do to reduce global warming?" This book is the "most comprehensive" answer to that question. So, things like adding solar panels, (eventually) trading our gas car for something electric, etc. everyone knows. Now it feels a little more pressing. But in particular, going to a plant based diet was (I believe) #3 or #4 most impactful practices. Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh has said, making the transition to a plant-based diet may be the most effective way an individual can stop climate change. I didn't realize this... and that doesn't even include the other reasons for going vegetarian.

Two others that surprised me were educating girls globally and family planning (#6 & #7), which go together. When we educate girls, we are improving the lives of families. Children are healthier, happier and fewer in number when girls are educated. This is vital!

Drawdown is also a non-profit, who happened to produce this wonderful book. Learn more at drawdown.org.

This is so important and I'm thankful for the work they're doing. ( )
  nrt43 | Dec 29, 2020 |
Enlightening for sure.
Optimistic too.
Full of solutions and angles on the biggest problem we face.

Dry to read (it's a report, not a narrative)
And a big question at the end: What now? Who is going to pay and change the law before it's too late? ( )
  jbrieu | Nov 6, 2020 |
An inventory of various approaches to reducing carbon emissions and mitigating global warning and climate change: brief introductions to some hundred technologies, adaptations, alternative energy sources, and so on, in many sectors: energy, engineering, construction, transportation, urbanization, agriculture, reducing deforestation, and so on. Very useful, giving a glimpse of the whole vibrant field of positive responses. ( )
  Dilip-Kumar | Sep 9, 2020 |
Galileo was championing the old established order of thinking established by the Greeks for a millennium and a half. The Greeks theory of the movement of the heavens was overly complicated to make a theory fit the facts. To quote Luigi Pirandello "A fact is like a sack - it won't stand up if it's empty.

Ptolemy and his geocentric model were held in reverence for such a long time but there is some understanding that Copernicus (19 February 1473 – 24 May 1543) who first raised the suggestion of a heliocentric universe in the Renaissance-era may have found some Greek mathematical text which helped him develop his theory of and calculate a heliocentric universe.

Galileo (1564 – 8 January 1642) added the empirical evidence to Copernicus math.

The arguments of the old school and Galileo's contemporaries was that the stars were static in the sky and for that being the case they must be much larger than the Sun and too far away to support a heliocentric model. A model that showed Venus and Mercury circling the Sun.

What all of this shows was a refusal to accept the new thinking and theories that science was exploring and there are a set of circumstances similar to climate change that both Copernicus and Galileo faced, but their situation was more extreme with Copernicus refusing to publish his work while he lived and Galileo 's imprisonment.

Climate change is the new science here where all the facts and theories buzz with ideas but with the caveat that we still don't know everything, but it now has predictive powers. In opposition the climate deniers simply have no theories of what is happening only a set of questions challenging climate change questions which more often than not there are answers and evidence for.

The renaissance and enlightenment brought to us the acceptance and the discipline of science that theories scientific one can be superseded by newer theories that explains nature more fully and in greater detail than previous scientific theories. The way the world was understood before Galileo wasn't wrong it was simply better understood after the heliocentric model was accepted.

The same applies to climate change it brings us to a greater understanding of the natural sciences and what is happening to our world. There's no competing alternative to it if you think there is then post it here to explain the warming of our planet.

There simply isn't an alternative scientific theory to describe what is happening in climate change just scepticism of the current consensus. Copernicus and Galileo were offering a scientific alternative to the old order that's what climate scientist are doing. ( )
  antao | Aug 22, 2020 |
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"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 techniques and practices are described here--some are well known; some you may have never heard of. They range from clean energy to educating 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 a global scale over the next thirty years, they represent a credible path forward, not just to slow the earth's warming but to reach drawdown, that point in time when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere peak and begin to decline. These measures promise cascading benefits to human health, security, prosperity, and well-being--giving us every reason to see this planetary crisis as an opportunity to create a just and livable world"--Page 4 of cover.

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