How are people supposed to fix climate change?
Some politicians/wannabe politicians believe that climate change is a big issue and want to work on fixing it.
How are they supposed to do that? Sure, climate change may sometimes be an issue at some locations, but the Earth does what it wants to do. You can't really change what it does.
- oldprofLv 71 year agoFavourite answer
Actually we can change things that we cause. For example, we once caused a huge hole in the ozone layer above the Earth. That let UV rays in and subjected us to cancer causing rays.
After some study, turned out that the aerosol gases used in spray cans was a major cause for depleting the ozone layer. So world-wide, those aerosol gases were banned.
A decade or so later, that ozone hole has all but disappeared. Check this out:
"Remember the ozone hole? A signature environmental concern of the 1980s has become a signature environmental success story. While a strong international treaty regulates ozone-depleting substances, scientists at NASA and NOAA continue to keep a close eye on the evolving state of ozone in the atmosphere." [https://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/ozone-h...
The lesson here is clear. If mankind gets together with a concerted effort, it can undo whatever harm it has done to Mother Earth if it starts the remedy soon enough.
- StarryskyLv 71 year ago
Reduce the world population to less than one billion.
Ban petroleum products.
Use renewable energy sources--solar, wind, hydro, geothermal and biologic.
Use technology for education, research, health improvement, asteroid/comet impact prevention.
Then the Earth might support humans for a few more centuries in relative comfort, with some guarantee of a longer stay.
- SigmondLv 51 year ago
If you accept just the possibility that rising global temperatures and the associated rising sea levels and melting polar and glacial ice are due to CO2 released through human activity then common sense dictates something should done to reduce the emissions as a precautionary measure. Increasing the use of sustainable energy sources and reducing energy use through more efficient use (including improving the thermal insulation of buildings) are possible measures.
- RICHARDLv 61 year ago
Let it happen. First world countries will experience a construction boom as housing, businesses and infrastructure has to relocate, previously inaccessible mining sites and mineral resources will open up, boosting the economy of countries with the resources to extract them. Newly Arable land will open up in the northern hemisphere, which will offset farmland lost in the southern hemisphere, creating a situation where northern nations will have unprecedented influence over starving nations south of the equator.
The developing world will suffer as lands are submerged or become desert, displacing some of the largest, but poorest populations around the world.
There will probably be a rush to collect whatever resources remain on affected lands before being lost forever. This may help some of the developing world relocate, but those who have nothing to offer in trade for sanctuary will find life very tough, if they even survive at all.
I'm fortunate enough to live in the developed world
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- Chewy Ivan 2Lv 71 year ago
We've already changed what the Earth does. During the Agricultural Revolution, we clear cut forests to make room for farmland, reducing the amount of carbon dioxide pulled out of the atmosphere. During the Industrial Revolution, we dug up fossil fuels, which had been locked away from environmental cycles for millions to billions of years, and burned them, increasing the amount of carbon-based compounds cycled in the environment.
Therefore, we could theoretically fix climate change by switching to renewable forms of energy and planting more trees.
- xxtra thiccLv 41 year ago
There's no point in discussing it with someone who denies the scientific evidence.Source(s): climate.nasa.gov/evidence/
- Anonymous1 year ago
As Greta Thunberg already noted, the solutions are not secret.
You are a killer there with you fake questions!
Everybody knows, but nobody can apply what we know.
- Anonymous1 year ago
Man made climate change doesn't exist. It's a hoax and a scam created by liberals to justify pushing more socialism on the world. Remember, liberals have nothing but hoaxes and scams. Think Jussie Smollett.
- Anonymous1 year ago
Democraps believe taxing everything, and paying reparations will fix climate change.
Democraps are stupid.
Don't be like Democraps.
- MikeLv 71 year ago
Raise taxes , limit Freedom , kill cows , go full Nazi