Last post I talked about climate change and the effect it’s having, but what can we do about it? Although the obvious answer is to stop all carbon emissions, its not that easy. If all carbon emissions were to cease, that would mean the elimination of cattle farming, car companies, and most major electricity production in the form they exist now. Those are some of the largest industries on the planet, which probably aren’t going to go away anytime soon.
The reason those industries are unlikely to change is because the way they are setup currently is the most profitable option. Although companies pride themselves in being “green”, many would choose profit over stopping climate change.
Other solutions are the many experiments and last resorts that are being researched and geoengineered by some of the top scientific minds around the world. These include inventions to block sunlight, releasing sulfate particles into the air to create cooling similar to the effects of a massive volcanic eruption, and reflective mirrors to bounce light back into space. These solutions are yet to be implemented and or tested on a large scale so we are unaware of any unintended or harmful consequences that may come with them.
It is a very big task to find a solution to climate change, but it must be done. It also needs to be done on a global scale to be effective. This problem can’t be solved alone. It will take a collective effort combining sciences, cultures and people around the world.