Updated: Feb 23
Immediate, potentially catastrophic, global climate impacts of imminent Arctic Sea-Ice loss, the first global climate “tipping point”, are reviewed, and practical and efficient potential climate triage methods for avoiding this are summarized. Longer-term Carbon Direct Removal (CDR) and Carbon Capture, Sequestration, and Use (CCSU) methods that would move us toward long-term carbon cycle climate restoration are presented. A Global Green New Deal (GGND) that Includes Arctic sea-ice climate triage and carbon cycle climate restoration, and that, following (Eisenberger, 2020), would move us toward a Renewable Energy and Materials Economy (REME), is necessary to turn our current civilization and species threatening climate crises into an opportunity to stabilize our planet’s climate and advance to a new more equitable and prosperous stage of human development. A general re-framing of climate policy, and specific GGND policy proposals that include Arctic sea-ice climate triage and carbon cycle climate restoration, are proposed.
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