Real Climate Solutions

Real solutions refer to the practices and approaches aimed at resolving the climate crisis Climate CrisisThe current moment where we are observing increasingly severe climate impacts and running the risk of catastrophic, irreversible changes in…Read on اقرأ المزيد by treating the core issue itself rather than its symptoms. These solutions are based on the abundance of science regarding the causes Causes of the Climate DisasterClimate change is associated with increases in atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). Besides natural variation in Earth’s climate…Read on اقرأ المزيد and impacts Climate ImpactsThe results and consequences of the climate crisis.Read on اقرأ المزيد of global heating. Global HeatingThe increase in average global temperatures, which has been primarily driven by anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions since the start of…Read on اقرأ المزيد There are various real solutions, though the issue ultimately necessitates phasing out of our society’s reliance on fossil fuels Fossil FuelRefers to energy materials extracted from the earth and used for burning. The three main fossil fuels are oil, fossil…Read on اقرأ المزيد .

Scope and Types of Real Solutions

These solutions are described as game changers because they have the potential to completely alter the trajectory of our world and help us avoid the possibility of run-away climate change Run-Away Climate ChangeRun-away climate change is already possible under current levels of global warming. However, beyond certain tipping points, namely the 1.5-2°C…Read on اقرأ المزيد . Such solutions can be proposed by international organizations (such as the United Nation’s six-sector plan), activist movements, or other parties with an interest in a sustainable future for all without ulterior motives.

Real solutions work on different fronts, and together they can cause a greater impact than any of the advertised false solutions False SolutionsMeasures, often of technical nature, that have been proposed to deal with the climate crisis, often by fossil fuel corporations…Read on اقرأ المزيد . They can be generally categorized into:

Achieving energy transformation
Reframing the narrative
Legal mechanisms
  • Polluters have not only driven up the levels of CO2 emissions to catastrophic levels with impunity, they have also been rewarded with trillions of dollars in subsidies, tax exemptions, and bailouts. Holding them  directly accountable through climate litigation Climate LitigationLawsuits aimed at compelling governments to take more effective climate action, making polluters pay for climate impacts, and driving countries…Read on اقرأ المزيد is a robust pressure tool.
  • Divesting DivestmentSelling fossil fuel shares, business interests or investments as a form of activism against fossil fuels.Read on اقرأ المزيد from fossil fuels undermines the social license of the fossil fuel industry and contributes towards creating a new fossil free norm.
Advocacy movements and initiatives
The Danger of Ignoring Real Solutions

Fossil fuel companies have been aware of anthropogenic climate change for over 40 years, long before the issue took center stage. But instead of taking accountability for the death and damages Death and DamageCasualties and economic damages due to human made climate change. Measuring the exact deaths and damages projected per fossil fuel…Read on اقرأ المزيد they had caused, they launched a PR war to delay any solutions that could compromise their profits, which reached record highs in 2023.

As part of this campaign, they proposed, promoted, and lobbied for false solutions, which include rebranded dead-end concepts such as carbon capture and storage Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)CCS was first commercialized in the 1970s, but it was called “enhanced oil recovery” because oil corporations pumped the captured…Read on اقرأ المزيد  and carbon sequestration Carbon SequestrationStoring carbon dioxide (CO2) in forests, oceans, or underground geological formations to slow down or prevent the buildup of CO2…Read on اقرأ المزيد .

Many sources, most notably the IPCC’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)The IPCC was established in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) to…Read on اقرأ المزيد sixth assessment report, Sixth Assessment Report (AR6)The latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change  (IPCC) summarizing the available science on climate change. Three working…Read on اقرأ المزيد  warn that the world is dangerously close to triggering high-impact events like tipping points Tipping PointsA tipping point is a critical threshold beyond which a system does not return to its previous state. Such as…Read on اقرأ المزيد .

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