Notwithstanding Albert Einstein’s admonition above, as global concern over climate change has grown, more and more "climate solutions" are being proposed, although the actual impact on climate change of many of these “solutions” is less clear than proponents might wish or suggest. Advancing solutions that are not evidence-based will interfere with both societal and business efforts to mitigate climate change.
This section of Your Climate Change PhD provides evidence-based assessments of a wide range of technical "climate solutions" with respect to their impact on climate change. In most cases, you’ll also have access to the relevant assessment literature, contrasting points of view, pre-set search terms, and other potential materials and resources.
Climate “solutions” you can explore in Your Climate Change PhD include:
- Climate Engineering
- Dietary Change
- Ecosystem Restoration
- Food Waste Reduction
- Forest Conservation
- Green COVID-19 Stimulus
- Green New Deal
- Market Mechanisms
- Natural Climate Solutions
- Negative Emissions Technologies
- Nuclear Energy
- Regenerative Agriculture
- Reducing Short-Lived Forcers
- Soil Carbon Sequestration
In each case Your Climate Change PhD will provide you with:
A summary of the topic within the context of the larger solutions conversation
Differing perspectives and opinions regarding the importance and/or effectiveness of individual “solutions”
Hyperlinks to curated information collections in the Climate Web where you can dig as deeply as you want into the topic (and related topics). Each of these have their own topical literature, and the Climatographers have spent thousands of hours collecting those literatures (and more) in the Climate Web.
Provide you with pre-set searches that you can use to check for the most recent developments relating to the solution. Although we're always updating the Climate Web, there will always be news stories, reports, or journal articles that may not have made it into the Climate Web's curated information collections. The pre-set search terms help you scan in seconds for materials that might be particularly relevant to you.
With Your Climate Change PhD you’ll also be able to take rapid advantage of ongoing topical updating of climate solution topics.