3 reviews for Solutions to the Climate Crisis

  1. Jack onan

    Practice up to the level you preach. How do you travel to your next gig– Bicycle, walk, swim, sailboat, rowboat, on the wings of a dove?
    Source of energy for heat, hot water, electric?

  2. Bryony Schwan

    Found Tim Flannery’s lecture very interesting and especially appreciated his reference to the biomimetic solutions (although he didn’t call them that) like carbon negative concrete and plastics from CO2. Wished he had talked a bit more about the agricultural solutions too climate change like alternative grazing systems and regenerative agriculture. Another point where I wished he’d gone further was when he was asked about human population growth. Tim correctly observed that when women in developing countries are given access to medical care, birth control and economic opportunities, birth rates go down. However, he did not mention the incredibly important fact that even though birth rates are lower in more industrialized countries, the climate impacts from consumption of people in industrialized countries far out weigh those in developing countries sometimes to the tune of ten to hundreds of times. So its really important that we not just pin population growth on developing countries. They are, after all, trying to emulate our over consumptive lifestyles. I look forward to reading and hearing more from Tim Flannery. Thanks!

  3. Patty Denison

    While living in northern Canada 70s through 90s we were well aware of global warming way back when. The glaciers were melting as was the year round snow pack on many of the mountains. There was a circum-polar inference in the late 70s where they determined that global warming was in fact, happening.
    Having closely followed any coverage of the recent COP21 that I could find, I was left with a sense of urgency that would follow, either in my town, county or state. Or the university here. Nothing. Life is going on. Not a mention of it at all.
    So, when I heard your piece today on our volunteer radio station WFHB, I am at least left with a sense that there are more options than I was aware of. People are working on this and it briefly gave me a moment of hope, a future that I would like to be part of, and participate in. I think others who hear what you have to say will feel the same.
    In the mean time, we will install solar, minimalize our footprint and do what we can at home to do our minuscule part.
    Thank you for a glimmer of light.

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