Drastic cuts in fossil fuel use, but #UKGovernment wants ‘fracking in the UK. The public can do their bit, that also means dumping the motor vehicle. Far too many people use their vehicles for journeys, easily made on foot. A move to organic farming that is not dependant on fossil fuels, as industrial farming is. Cutting waste, especially food waste and wasting energy leaving lighting lighting and equipment on. Ever little counts and it is those with money who could do far more, to cut energy use and their CO2 footprint.
Researchers have demonstrated that even if a geoengineering solution to CO2 emissions could be found, it wouldn’t be enough to save the oceans
German researchers have demonstrated once again that the best way to limit climate change is to stop burning fossil fuels now.
In a “thought experiment” they tried another option: the future dramatic removal of huge volumes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This would, they concluded, return the atmosphere to the greenhouse gas concentrations that existed for most of human history – but it wouldn’t save the oceans.
That is, the oceans would stay warmer, and more acidic, for thousands of years, and the consequences for marine life could be catastrophic.
The research, published in Nature Climate Change today delivers yet another demonstration that there is so far no feasible “technofix” that would allow humans to go on mining and drilling for coal, oil and gas (known…
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