Practical strategies for forestry, agriculture, etc., to protect the climate

Much of the effort for the climate focuses on what NOT to do:  what to do less of, and what to stop altogether.

Let’s also promote POSITIVE REMEDIES.  Smart science has identified several PRACTICAL STRATEGIES for forestry, agriculture, etc., that can protect the climate.  Here are a few examples.

 

#1.  Plant trees to protect the climate. Better yet, CUT DOWN FEWER TREES.  Let’s sharply reduce the number of trees that are cut down.  Let’s protect rainforests, other forests, and random trees everywhere.

The article at the link below begins with this paragraph:  Every year, an estimated 15 billion trees are chopped down across the planet to make room for agricultural and urban lands and other uses. We’ve cut down so many, in fact, that what’s left is about half of the number of trees that the Earth supported before the rise of human civilization, and scientists warn that it’s not helping our climate. Planting more trees is one way to offset deforestation. But now, a report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change finds that to have a shot at combatting the climate crisis, among other efforts, we’ll need to cut down fewer trees to begin with.
Here is the article: https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2019/08/planting-trees-is-good-eliminating-deforestation-is-better/?utm_source=mj-newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=econundrums-2019-08-12

Let’s remember the old wisdom that if you’re digging yourself deeper in a hole that you don’t want to be in, the first remedy is to stop digging.

 

#2.  “Regenerative Agriculture” would be good for the climate.

https://www.climaterealityproject.org/blog/what-regenerative-agriculture?utm_source=advocacy&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=general&utm_content=realitynow-email-7-a&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiT1dOalpEbGxNMlF3WkRNMCIsInQiOiJrS3RhYU9qZVNiYTZidzNTRkNMNlA3TDhqVENKTGVHZlVMZEFCXC91R2E4WHRTSlZyeTRJSXRSNXdRZ0h3NTV4djZPMlM5Tyt6Q2cxT05cLzBmR3NwRWNWVlpIejNaWWI3dGxIMnBsbnpPWk5LQURLY0ZXRmd1aGpEQjBDdlRlQ1VDUkZQSGVVaDJ3UjN5Y3ZuK3I3RVg0Zz09In0%3D

 

#3.  Be careful how we consider and discuss “geoengineering” to deal with the climate crisis.  Many of these schemes are very risky.  Not everything that a scientist proposes is necessarily a good idea — and not necessarily safe.  Unforeseen dangers in “geoengineering” schemes could hurt us in unexpected ways.

https://www.ecowatch.com/geoengineering-union-of-concerned-scientists-2635260702.html?rebelltitem=2#rebelltitem2

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org