13 Jan '12, 8pm

12 Simple(ish) Ways To Quickly Reduce Global Warming Two-Thirds by 2050

12 Simple(ish) Ways To Quickly Reduce Global Warming Two-Thirds by 2050

Switch to cleaner burning cookstoves — In addition to being a major health hazard when used indoors, disproportionally affecting women, inefficient cookstoves are a major source of black carbon soot. Currently they cause an estimated 1.6 million premature deaths annually. There are a number of much more efficient versions of these type of cookstoves available right now. In other words, it won't require a wholesale shift in the way people cook or major lifestyle changes. That is, except for the premature death part. Limit leaks from the fossil fuel industry — Though in up to 90% of methane byproduct of fossil fuel production is captured and reused in many industrialized nations, in many developing countries that drops to 20%. Raising that figure will reduce methane emissions and slow warming. Increase Fuel Efficiency and Fuel Cleanliness Standards — If the entire world's ca...

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