Skip to main content

View Diary: Direct Capture of Carbon Dioxide From the Air. (57 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  But then we have to eat lots and lots of beans, (0+ / 0-)

    which will cause more methane...
    Sorry, couldn't resist, but this diary is so bleak...
    The first thing we are going to have to do, regardless of all the other considerations, is educate the this and the next generation about the realities of this problem, and that means every human on earth.
    In order to do that, we are going to need a full-bodied culture of awareness about each human's relation to the planet.
    So in that context, I think tree planting, reforestation, urban gardening, locavore-ism, more vegetarianism, hemp, water conservation, mass transit, a revolution in architecture and urban planning/design, ocean ecology, and last but not least, family planning and reduction in the growth of human population,  all of these things are important and critical to eventually getting the public will to face the problem and to put all the necessary resourses to solving the problem.
    We just have to not delude ourselves that planting a couple of trees etc. will be equal to the challenge. We're going to need new technologies that even the brightest, best informed scientists haven't even thought of yet.
    The good news is that we now have the global networks and the social media, etc. through which we can develop this culture.
    There are reasons besides global warming that reforestation needs to be done. Ditto a return to small farms. Among them is the employment that is created.
    We need this culture, which already exists, to grow and for its voice to become stronger.
    If scientists can find an energy solution like thorium nuclear reactors that are really, really safe, then, great.
    We still cannot afford ignorance anymore.

    You can't make this stuff up.

    by David54 on Sun Jul 15, 2012 at 06:34:02 AM PDT

    [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site