Letters and Politics

Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming

On today’s show host Mitch Jeserich interviews author and activist Paul Hawken about his book Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming, which offers one hundred various solutions to pull carbon out of the air. This book is the work of an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and scientists, in order to see global warming not as an inevitable fate but as an opportunity to set up a sustainable development.

 

Paul Hawken is the author of many ecological books including Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution, co-authored with Amory Lovins, which President Bill Clinton called it one of the most important books in the world at that time.

 

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  • antisandman

    Reducing meat consumption will reduce carbon footprints. But an important caveat is that what meat, dairy and eggs that you do eat should be grass fed and pastured. So you can eat less but more healthy animal products and at the same time sequester carbon. There is peer reviewed science supporting that idea that is not in his book. Before the invasion of the plow and agribusiness, The Great Plains supported 100million large grazing animals, 100s of millions small grazers and their predators and scavengers including humans. The carbon rich and moisture laden top soil was 6 ft deep and the aquifers were full to overflowing. Now the top soil is scant and the aquifers almost empty.
    The soil can hold 2-3 times the carbon than the air and above ground plants can. Let us use it in such a manner that we and the planet can heal.

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