Burn

J. Rogeljet al., “Zero Emission Targets as Long-Term Global Goals for Climate Protection,” Environmental Research Letters ... Paul Hawken, ed., Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Roll Back Global Warming (New York: ...

Burn

An 800-CEO-READ "Editor's Choice" March 2019 How We Can Harness Carbon to Help Solve the Climate Crisis In order to rescue ourselves from climate catastrophe, we need to radically alter how humans live on Earth. We have to go from spending carbon to banking it. We have to put back the trees, wetlands, and corals. We have to regrow the soil and turn back the desert. We have to save whales, wombats, and wolves. We have to reverse the flow of greenhouse gases and send them in exactly the opposite direction: down, not up. We have to flip the carbon cycle and run it backwards. For such a revolutionary transformation we'll need civilization 2.0. A secret unlocked by the ancients of the Amazon for its ability to transform impoverished tropical soils into terra preta--fertile black earths--points the way. The indigenous custom of converting organic materials into long lasting carbon has enjoyed a reawakening in recent decades as the quest for more sustainable farming methods has grown. Yet the benefits of this carbonized material, now called biochar, extend far beyond the soil. Pyrolyzing carbon has the power to restore a natural balance by unmining the coal and undrilling the oil and gas. Employed to its full potential, it can run the carbon cycle in reverse and remake Earth as a garden planet. Burn looks beyond renewable biomass or carbon capture energy systems to offer a bigger and bolder vision for the next phase of human progress, moving carbon from wasted sources: into soils and agricultural systems to rebalance the carbon, nitrogen, and related cycles; enhance nutrient density in food; rebuild topsoil; and condition urban and agricultural lands to withstand flooding and drought to cleanse water by carbon filtration and trophic cascades within the world's rivers, oceans, and wetlands to shift urban infrastructures such as buildings, roads, bridges, and ports, incorporating drawdown materials and components, replacing steel, concrete, polymers, and composites with biological carbon to drive economic reorganization by incentivizing carbon drawdown Fully developed, this approach costs nothing--to the contrary, it can save companies money or provide new revenue streams. It contains the seeds of a new, circular economy in which energy, natural resources, and human ingenuity enter a virtuous cycle of improvement. Burn offers bold new solutions to climate change that can begin right now.

Extreme Events and Climate Change

Drawdown: The most comprehensive plan ever proposed to roll back global warming. Penguin. F813–F820. Kamerman, S. B., & Kahn, A. J. (1987). The responsive Hosokawa, Y., Casa, D., Trtanj, J. M., Belval, L. N., Deuster, P. workplace: ...

Extreme Events and Climate Change

An authoritative volume focusing on multidisciplinary methods to estimate the impacts of climate-related extreme events to society As the intensity and frequency of extreme events related to climate change continue to increase, there is an urgent need for clear and cohesive analysis that integrates both climatological and socioeconomic impacts. Extreme Events and Climate Change provides a timely, multidisciplinary examination of the impacts of extreme weather under a warming climate. Offering wide-ranging coverage of the methods and analysis that relate changes in extreme events to their societal impacts, this volume helps readers understand and overcome the methodological challenges associated with extreme event analysis. Contributions from leading experts from across disciplines describe the theoretical requirements for analyzing the complex interactions between meteorological phenomena and the resulting outcomes, discuss new approaches for analyzing the impacts of extreme events on society, and illustrate how empirical and theoretical concepts merge to form a unified plan that enables informed decision making. Throughout the text, innovative frameworks allow readers to find solutions to the modeling and statistical challenges encountered when analyzing extreme events. Designed for researchers and policy makers alike, this important resource: Discusses topics central to understanding how extreme weather changes as the climate warms Provides coverage of analysis methods that relate changes in extreme events to their societal impacts Reviews significant theoretical and modeling advances in the physical aspects of climate science Presents a comprehensive view of state of the science, including new ways of using data from different sources Extreme Events and Climate Change: A Multidisciplinary Approach is an indispensable volume for students, researchers, scientists, and practitioners in fields such as hazard and risk analysis, climate change, atmospheric and ocean sciences, hydrology, geography, agricultural science, and environmental and space science.

Rebalancing Our Climate

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). ... Climate change in the Fertile Crescent and implications of the recent Syrian drought. ... Drawdown: the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to roll back global warming.

Rebalancing Our Climate

"Over recent decades, a wide variety of studies and assessment reports has portrayed a stark picture of humanity's detrimental impacts on our planet's life and environmental health. Climate change is at the heart of many of these impacts. This cannot be allowed to continue, given the relentless human population growth and ever-expanding energy and resource consumption. We have but one planet, and its ecosystem services are essential to our survival. But the doomsday scenario can still be averted; humanity stands at a crossroads where it must take the route of sustainable behavior. Decisive action can still make a significant difference to climate change. This is humanity's greatest challenge. To have any chance of success, however, the time to act can be delayed no longer. Instead, it is right now: today is the future. This book documents a wealth of ways to adjust the trajectory of climate change. It outlines measures to drive massive reductions of greenhouse gas emissions, to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, and to reflect part of the incoming energy from the Sun. For all measures, the book evaluates both advantages and disadvantages. Finally, it discusses the need to protect ourselves from impacts that have become inevitable already, and looks at how society may be driven to get the job done. In short, this book provides powerful facts and arguments to support informed choices"--

Climate Crisis and Creation Care

Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Roll Back Global Warming (New York: Penguin, 2017) The terms 'light' and 'dark' green do not indicate a dichotomy, rather two ends of a spectrum which has space for many approaches.

Climate Crisis and Creation Care

This volume considers the interconnectedness of all creatures in relation to our planetary boundaries. Through our constant consumption of resources, we have had a distinctly negative impact on the world around us—affecting everything from the weather, food availability, sea levels and the social fabric of our society. This book explores how we arrived at such an unstable world and offers ecological, theological and economically sustainable solutions to a global crisis.

Environmental Nutrition

Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Roll Back Global Warming. Penguin Putnam Inc, New York. Heller, M.C., Keoleian, G.A., Willett, W.C., 2013. Toward a life cycle-based, diet-level framework for food environmental ...

Environmental Nutrition

Environmental Nutrition: Connecting Health and Nutrition with Environmentally Sustainable Diets explores the connection between diet, environmental sustainability and human health. Current food systems are a major contributor to our most pressing health and environmental issues, including climate change, water scarcity, food insecurity and chronic diseases. This book not only seeks to increase our understanding of the interrelatedness of these major global issues, but also aids in the creation of new solutions. Sections discuss the diet, the health and environment trilemma, food systems and their trends, environmental nutrition as an all-encompassing discipline, and the environmental nutrition model. Demonstrates how the food system, the environment and human health are inter-related Explores how dietary patterns impact food production and agriculture choices Identifies the imbalance between current food production relative to demand Addresses how the current food system negatively impacts the environment Provides practical solutions to how diets can be both healthy and sustainable

Insult to Our Planet The Florida Keys

The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change. new York, nY, u.S.a.: random House, 2013. Print. Graham, Jorie. ... Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Roll Back Global Warming. n.p.: Penguin Group uSa, 2017. Print.

Insult to Our Planet   The Florida Keys

Explore the Wonders... Face the Reality The medical definition of INSULT is: to cause some kind of physical or mental injury. Through the eyes of this psychiatrist and his raw, existential passion for the planet, a web of insult is untangled to expose environmental degradation we face today, and its impact on the human spirit. definition of INSULT is: to cause some kind of physical or mental injury. Through the eyes of this psychiatrist and his raw, existential passion for the For over fifty years Dr.Weinstock has lived in the Florida Keys fishing the Atlantic and the Gulf waters off of Key West. A prize-winning angler, he shares exciting stories of the past in this sport-fishing mecca. You’ll feel the humidity as he fights the Permit on Boca Chica beach, hear the screeching of the terns while bonefishing on Marvin Key. Through twist and turns, and stories of the mind, the author demonstrates the healing power of nature. Hundreds colorful photos display the glorious diversity of fish, and natural beauty from Key West to Alaska, exploring the uplifting and the dismal view. At the helm are many years of research that uncover abuses of nature in the Florida Keys as a metaphor for global environmental tragedies.

The Future of Risk Management

Drawdown: The most comprehensive plan ever proposed to roll back global warming. New York: Penguin. Heffernan, M. (2011). Willful blindness: Why we ignore the obvious. New York: Simon & Schuster. Heifetz, R., Grashow, A., & Linsky, ...

The Future of Risk Management

Whether man-made or naturally occurring, large-scale disasters can cause fatalities and injuries, devastate property and communities, savage the environment, impose significant financial burdens on individuals and firms, and test political leadership. Moreover, global challenges such as climate change and terrorism reveal the interdependent and interconnected nature of our current moment: what occurs in one nation or geographical region is likely to have effects across the globe. Our information age creates new and more integrated forms of communication that incur risks that are difficult to evaluate, let alone anticipate. All of this makes clear that innovative approaches to assessing and managing risk are urgently required. When catastrophic risk management was in its inception thirty years ago, scientists and engineers would provide estimates of the probability of specific types of accidents and their potential consequences. Economists would then propose risk management policies based on those experts' estimates with little thought as to how this data would be used by interested parties. Today, however, the disciplines of finance, geography, history, insurance, marketing, political science, sociology, and the decision sciences combine scientific knowledge on risk assessment with a better appreciation for the importance of improving individual and collective decision-making processes. The essays in this volume highlight past research, recent discoveries, and open questions written by leading thinkers in risk management and behavioral sciences. The Future of Risk Management provides scholars, businesses, civil servants, and the concerned public tools for making more informed decisions and developing long-term strategies for reducing future losses from potentially catastrophic events. Contributors: Mona Ahmadiani, Joshua D. Baker, W. J. Wouter Botzen, Cary Coglianese, Gregory Colson, Jeffrey Czajkowski, Nate Dieckmann, Robin Dillon, Baruch Fischhoff, Jeffrey A. Friedman, Robin Gregory, Robert W. Klein, Carolyn Kousky, Howard Kunreuther, Craig E. Landry, Barbara Mellers, Robert J. Meyer, Erwann Michel-Kerjan, Robert Muir-Wood, Mark Pauly, Lisa Robinson, Adam Rose, Paul J. H. Schoemaker, Paul Slovic, Phil Tetlock, Daniel Västfjäll, W. Kip Viscusi, Elke U. Weber, Richard Zeckhauser.

Drawdown

The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming Paul Hawken. To keep the planet cool, you want grasses in subpolar regions, not trees, and you get grasses when you reintroduce herbivores.

Drawdown

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER For the first time ever, an international coalition of leading researchers, scientists and policymakers has come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. All of the techniques described here - some well-known, some you may have never heard of - are economically viable, and communities throughout the world are already enacting them. From revolutionizing how we produce and consume food to educating girls in lower-income countries, these are all solutions which, if deployed collectively on a global scale over the next thirty years, could not just slow the earth's warming, but reach drawdown: the point when greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere peak and begin todecline. So what are we waiting for?