|aDrawdown|bthe most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming|cedited by Paul Hawken.
|aNew York, New York|bPenguin Books|c2017.
|axv, 240 p.|bcol. ill.|c28 cm.
|aOrigins -- Language -- Numbers -- Energy. Wind turbines -- Microgrids -- Geothermal -- Solar farms -- Rooftop solar - - Wave and tidal -- Concentrated solar -- Biomass -- Nuclear -- Cogeneration -- Micro wind -- Alexander von Humboldt -- Methane digesters -- In-stream hydro -- Waste- to-energy -- Grid flexibility -- Energy storage (utilities) -- Energy storage (distributed) -- Solar water -- Food. Plant-rich diet -- Farmland restoration -- Reduced food waste -- Clean cookstoves -- Multistrata agroforestry -- Improved rice cultivation -- Silvopasture -- Why bother? -- Regenerative agriculture -- Nutrient management -- Tree intercropping -- Conservation agriculture -- Composting -- Biochar -- Tropical staple trees -- Farmland irrigation -- The hidden half of nature -- Managed grazing -- Women and Girls. Women smallholders -- Family planning -- Educating girls -- Buildings and Cities. Net zero buildings -- Walkable cities -- Bike infrastructure -- Green roofs -- LED lighting -- Heat pumps -- Smart glass -- Smart thermostats -- District heating -- Landfill methane -- Insulation -- Retrofitting -- Water distribution -- Building automation.
|aLand use. Forest protection -- Coastal wetlands -- Tropical forests -- Bamboo -- The man who stopped the desert -- Perennial biomass -- Peatlands -- Indigenous peoples' land management -- Temperate forests -- The hidden life of trees -- Afforestation -- Transport. Mass transit -- High-speed rail -- Ships -- Electric vehicles - - Ridesharing -- Electric bikes -- Cars -- Airplanes -- Trucks -- Telepresence -- Trains -- Materials. Household recycling -- Industrial recycling -- Alternative cement -- Refrigerant management -- Recycled paper -- Bioplastic -- Water saving : home -- Coming attractions. Repopulating the mammoth steppe -- Pasture cropping -- Enhanced weathering of minerals -- Marine permaculture -- Intensive silvopasture -- Artificial leaf -- Autonomous vehicles -- Solid-state wave energy -- Living buildings -- On care for our common home -- Direct air capture -- Hydrogen-boron fusion -- Smart highways -- Hyperloop -- Microbial farming -- Industrial hemp -- Perennial crops -- A cow walks onto a beach -- Ocean farming -- Smart grids -- Building with wood -- Reciprocity.
|aIn 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.
The 100 most substantive solutions to roll back climate change, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the worldIn the face of widespread fear and apathy, an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and activists have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. One hundred techniques and methods are described here—some are well known, some you have never heard of. They range from clean energy to educating girls in the developing world 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 toward not just slowing the earth’s warming, but actually reaching drawdown, that point in time when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere begin to decline. These measures promise cascading benefits to human health, security, prosperity, and well-being—giving us every reason to seize our planetary crisis as an opportunity to create a just and livable world.
Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and author who has dedicated his life to sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. His practice has included starting and running ecological businesses, writing and teaching about the impact of commerce on living systems, and consulting with governments and corporations on economic development, industrial ecology, and environmental policy. Paul Hawken has written seven books, which have been published in more than fifty countries and twenty-nine languages. Natural Capitalism, coauthored by Hawken, was cited by President Bill Clinton as one of the five most important books in the world.