What other things can we do as indivduals

Until recently the battle to avert catastrophic climate change – floods, droughts, famine, mass migrations – seemed to be lost. But with the tipping point just years away, the tide is finally turning, thanks to innovations ranging from cheap renewables to lab-grown meat and electric airplanes. For more click here.

1) Supporting big businesses who are embracing the challenge and their products.  For example:

Hydrogen fuel network stations

Hydrogen powered vehicles

2) Carefully consider any proposals that are put forward.  For example:

The article headed “This Renewable ‘Instant Coal’ Could Be The Fuel of The Future” in  proposes a method of operating a coal fueled power station in an eco-friendly way. I’m not saying that this is a good option, just that it is a possibility.  Personally I believe that this may be a stopgap solution until other eco-friendly options are brought into operation mainly since I doubt that the earth can grow enough vegetative matter to feed the population as well as feed power stations. And further, it would take a number of years to get the vegetative supply chain big enough to achieve the desired result even for a few power stations.  Surely, we are better off spending that time, effort and resources on other better long term eco-friendly power generators.

3) Take on a much more global view of what man is doing.  the following link is to a lengthy article but which is well worth a read.  From this many and varied activities can be performed by the individual which collectively will save us from this disaster.

The Gift of Death – George Monbiot

On a personal note on this subject.  My wife and I traveled for a few years on 2 motorcycles taking in quite a number of countries.  On these 2 bikes we had all that was needed to live a comfortable (mostly) life with all the trappings that we needed.  In hind-site we were practicing the philosophy that his article encompasses without hardship.

 

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