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Eaarth by Bill McKibben

This article was inspired by Bill McKibben's Eaarth . If you enjoy this article then consider purchasing or borrowing the book.

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How to Survive Climate Change

“New planets require new habits.”

At this point in time, Earth’s temperatures have risen by 1.5 °F, causing larger storm systems worldwide. For most of human history, we haven’t had the technology to observe humanity’s effects on climate. Recent technological innovations have demonstrated that carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, which had been stable for approximately 10,000 years, were affected by the Industrial Revolution.

With carbon dioxide gas existing at dangerous levels, politicians around the world have not properly addressed the situation. Some individuals and cities have taken steps to prevent global warming, but it is too late. The damage has already been done. Some of the effects we can expect to see include:

  1. “Rising temperatures and changing weather”
  2. “Crop failure”
  3. “Pests and disease”
  4. “Flooding”
  5. “Increased costs”
  6. “Inaccurate risk assessments”

Life in the “new world” must stress sustainability, not growth. Society must slow down and downsize, reducing the speed of the economy to slower pace. Institutions that are “too big to fail” pose a problem in the future. These giants are often slow to adapt to new conditions. For example, the 2008 economic crisis demonstrated that smaller banks were better able to weather the storm than larger banks.

In order to survive in this altered world, green communities will rise up. Eight of the following aspects community will make it “green”:

  1. “Reduced CO2 emissions” – An 80% reduction of carbon emissions is necessary right now! Without new technologies, 20% could be reduced simply by practicing conservation. Riding your bike to work instead of taking a car or using public transportation are just a few ways to contribute to this reduction.
  2. “Alternative forms of energy” – Based on the region in which you live, different technologies can reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. For example, the Southwest is better suited for using solar power, while the Pacific Northwest offers opportunities in hydropower.
  3. “Local focus” – Unlike fossil fuels, alternative energy sources can’t efficiently transmit electricity over long distances. People will increasingly drop out of the global economy and focus on green practices locally. Grow your own food and support your community’s agriculture.
  4. “Community oriented” – As communities grow gardens and emphasize energy savings, you need to connect with your neighbors like never before.
  5. “Diverse” – Multiple types of crops and energy sources will be necessary in post-carbon Earth. Diverse skills will be more important than ever.
  6. “Conservation oriented” – Instead of focusing on expanding infrastructure, communities must take care of what they have. Disasters will increasingly destroy roads and bridges.
  7. “A concrete focus” – “Real work” in developed countries as well as developing ones.
  8. “Internet augmented” – Skills and knowledge you currently don’t possess will probably be available on the Internet. You should also help others by posting what you know about agriculture or energy online.

Climate change is an inevitable. How we react to it as a species is completely up to us.


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