Special Issue on
The Mounting Climate Crisis
With parts of Australia now uninhabitable due to raging fires, flooding subways in New York City, and scorching heat in temperate zones like Europe, the signs of climate change are hard to ignore. Some climate deniers are coming to accept the massive threats upon us even now. It is estimated that 300 million people would be displaced, two orders of magnitude greater than the 2 million Syrian refugees that created political chaos in the EU.
Little wonder that Jeff Bezos recently contribute $10 billion to combat the problem. Even the Trump Administration is getting worried and approved plans to plant one trillion trees.
To shed some guidance on this existential challenge, Bill’s Blog is pleased to present the following advice from four of our best minds.
Noted futurist Hazel Henderson sums up the amazing and long anticipated move from livestock to plant-based foods now underway.
NASA scientist Dennis Bushnell outlines the revolutionary advantages of saltwater plants (halophytes) that could “solve land, water, food, energy and climate problems.”
TechCast Founder William Halal shows how a carbon tax/dividend policy would discourage the use of carbon fuels, avoid government regulation, gain political support and grow the economy.
Climatographer Mark Trexler draws on two alternative scenarios to illustrate the options and finds that the more pessimistic outcome seems likely now.
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