Green Race a Practical Approach to Climate Change
October 17, 2017 by Denis Pombriant
Increasing green plant activity can lower atmospheric carbon load, improve climate.
October 17, 2017, Stoughton, MA—Calling for a Green Race similar to the Space Race, Denis Pombriant, managing principal, Beagle Research Group, said today, “Climate change won’t be stopped by reducing or even eliminating carbon emissions because there’s already too much carbon in the air and oceans.” Reducing emissions as some have suggested only slows the rate of increase and does nothing to reverse the effects of climate change.
“Even if we eliminate emissions completely, the carbon now in the air will change climate for hundreds and possibly thousands of years,” Pombriant said. “The solution,” he said, “is to create an international Green Race similar to the Space Race,” that use natural processes to remove the carbon.
Photosynthesis, the process by which green plants absorb carbon dioxide, water, and sunlight to make organic matter that includes foodstuffs, wood and other plant material, is a natural way to absorb carbon. “Most importantly,” Pombriant said, “photosynthesis uses sunlight for energy, a clean and non-polluting source that’s free and practically limitless.”
Each year across the planet photosynthesis is responsible for producing in excess of 100 billion tons of biomass and doubling this production would have an appreciable impact on climate within a decade. Various approaches are available to perform this doubling, which Pombriant outlines in his new book, “The Age of Sustainability.”
“A few decades ago, the problems we must confront didn’t really have solutions,” Pombriant said, “and the best we could come up with was conservation—using less, polluting less. In the face of growing demand such a regimen almost never works. In just the last few years, though, the tools—both scientific and economic—that will enable a positive outcome have become available.”
Denis Pombriant is a technology industry researcher and writer. His latest book, “The Age of Sustainability,” is available on Amazon in soft cover and eBook formats. More information can be found at http://agesustainability.com.
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