Project Drawdown’s powerful contribution to the fight against climate change is two-fold:
1) They use a clear-eyed, data-driven approach to identify and quantify the leading causes of climate change (the items that top the list may very well surprise you), and
2) Within each identified category, they identify a host of solutions that are being taken, or can be taken in future years, to address the problem.
Project Drawdown’s clear, straightforward packaging of problem & solution in one place is quite refreshing. We’re shown the weight of the problem, but at the same time we’re offered something of a roadmap as to how we might get out of this mess.
Hope begins to balance despair.
“Drawdown,” to quote their site, refers to the “the point in the future when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline, thereby stopping catastrophic climate change—as quickly, safely, and equitably as possible.”
See also the book “Drawdown” that introduced their approach to the world.