How To Solve The Climate Crisis

What we need are machines that remove the carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, cost nothing to produce, are made entirely from natural products available worldwide, produce no harmful waste materials, fit into the landscape harmoniously and also provide countless other benefits to us, wildlife and the environment.

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We already have them.

They are called trees.

We need to plant them in their millions and to stop cutting down those we already have.

58 thoughts on “How To Solve The Climate Crisis

  1. If this was a technical solution requiring production of huge ugly machines that ruined our countryside then there would be millions invested and a massive political drive behind. But planting trees? Doesn’t sound like a vote-winner does it?

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  2. Lol! When I saw the title, I expected an innovative idea, when I read the first few lines, I laughed cause I thought you were stupid to think such a machine could be made( no offense) and then saw the image and laughed at my stupidity.
    True, all we need to do is grow trees. But sadly some people(educated even) don’t even believe that global warming exists! People don’t believe what they don’t see. And by the time these people see it, It might be too late…

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    1. It’s a real problem, Ishaan. There seem to be a lot of people who really should understand the reality of it, but choose not to because they think that somehow if they ignore it, it will go away. And, anyway, doing something about might mean they have to make less money. It is so short-sighted.

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    2. Hi Mick Canning and Ishaan Sharma,

      I would like to concur with both of you!

      Perhaps the situation is beginning to change (even in the world of books and publications), not the least that writing an excellent novel about trees could garner the author the highest literary accolade!

      From Wikipedia:

      The Overstory is a novel by Richard Powers published in 2018 by W.W. Norton. It is Powers’ twelfth novel. The novel is about nine Americans whose unique life experiences with trees bring them together to address the destruction of forests. Powers was inspired to write the work while teaching at Stanford University after he encountered giant redwood trees for the first time. On 20 September 2018, The Overstory was shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize.

      On 15 April 2019, it was awarded the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

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    1. Yes, the kelp forests are an issue here in the UK, too. There has recently been a fight to get an area off the Sussex coast designated a protected area, to prevent trawling in the kelp forests. I think we are winning that one.

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  3. I feel that bamboo plantations could be used to remove co2 from the atmosphere, the bamboo from these plantations reused to cultivate vast free-floating kelp forests.
    There simply is not enough land to grow enough trees to remove enough carbon in time.
    We must use the oceans. The kelp forests will remove co2 from the oceans as well as the atmosphere. This being said, every tree is a help and forest restoration is also critical.

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