Drawdown Solutions- Changing the Dream

In our Changing the Dream Series, the Community Relations Committee of Atlanta Shambhala is currently looking at the work of Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming.  It is a research and public relations project, and NYTimes Best Selling Book. Our next talk will be at our Tuesday Open House, on January 30th at 8pm.
Here are some notes of the solutions:
Each solution reduces greenhouse gases by avoiding emissions and/or by sequestering carbon dioxide already in the atmosphere.

The objective of the solutions list is to be inclusive, presenting an extensive array of impactful measures already in existence. The list is comprised primarily of “no regrets” solutions—actions that make sense to take regardless of their climate impact since they have intrinsic benefits to communities and economies. These initiatives improve lives, create jobs, restore the environment, enhance security, generate resilience, and advance human health.

In our book Drawdown, each solution is measured and modeled to determine its carbon impact through the year 2050, the total and net cost to society, and the total lifetime savings (or cost). The exception to this are our “Coming Attraction” solutions, which are a window into what is still emerging. For these solutions, we did not measure cost, savings, or atmospheric impact, but we illuminate technologies and concepts whose growth we will continue to watch. 

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