Tackling the Problem of Climate Change

Climate Change

A new book has been written David Wallace Wells and is entitled “The Uninhabitable Earth.”  The author writes in his book and says, quite persuasively IMHO, that the climate change will get much worse than our possible imaginations and that we should expect greater flooding, more plagues, famines, water shortages, wildfires, and a huge increase in desertification.

In order to battle this climate change, last month, 2 new strategies came to light. In an article in the Science, Mr. Thomas Crowther along with his colleagues from the ETH Zurich reported that almost 0.9 billion hectares of land worldwide is suitable for reforestation and further observed that it could ultimately capture about two thirds of the carbon emissions being caused by humans.

With more than half of the effort of reforestation being targeted at Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Russia and the United States, 1–1.5 trillion trees will be added to the current 3 trillion trees on the planet. Once these trees are mature, these new forests will be able to store almost 205 billion tons of the carbon emissions. This is claimed as the most effective method for combating the climate change.

In addition to this, a new website (www.plantcellatlas.org) was made last month for the Plant Cell Atlas that intends on allowing the researchers from various fields to be able to track the activity of plant cells and then relate it to the surrounding external conditions on a worldwide scale.  Scientists maintain that it is essential to understand the plant cell structure, their function, and the physiology of mitigating the damage that is brought on by the climate change on environment, human health, and the economy.

The path towards solving the huge problem of climate change is going to be long but at least a greater number of the smart members of our species are taking interest in addressing this problem with science as well as dedication.