Specific Global Heating Proposals Emerging
As noted previously, increasingly discussion is moving from whether global heating is occurring to solutions. To date most proposals lack the scale and magnitude of impact adequate to address something as massive as the heating of the entire Earth's atmosphere and biosphere. But as the challenge and urgency becomes more apparent, specific global heating proposals are emerging. A new report suggests the world would have to invest one year's economic growth [more] over four decades to reduce carbon emissions sufficiently to avoid catastrophe. To save the climate we must stop burning coal as soon as possible, and certainly build no more coal burning power plants. Promises of coal carbon sequestration [search] are unproven, unlikely to be implemented soon enough, and the amount of carbon found in coal will destroy the atmosphere if released. Humanity must pay to keep natural rainforest habitats intact and their carbon in place as has been done in Bolivia – no more ancient forests can be lost and old-growth forests must be restored. Reasonable solutions exist, but will is lacking.