Can we stop climate change by removing Let’s Change The Way We Talk About 2 days ago   08:57

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Could we cure climate change? Geoengineering researcher Tim Kruger wants to try. He shares one promising possibility: using natural gas to generate electricity in a way that takes carbon dioxide out of the air. Learn more -- both the potential and the risks -- about this controversial field that seeks creative, deliberate and large-scale intervention to stop the already catastrophic consequences of our warming planet.

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Sandy A
Carbon dioxide is not a poison; on the contrary, all life on this planet depends on it. The idea that we would deliberately reduce it is chilling. The current higher levels have led to a greening of the planet and higher crop yields.
Martin Martin
CO2 + heat = plants
Ink Bendy
He stated this in 2017. Today is 2019... where are these creations you were working on?
Taras Migs
I haven't seen any if these speakers try to even initiate a plan to get China and India on board with virtually anything. Europe and America can do plenty but it will literally help nothing if those other countries aren't in accordance.
James Robert Coyle
No.
www.ecosense.me
Patrick America
When did climate change start?......yes indeed....when the Earth started to be a planet!!
Jehovah Jesus
Global warming is a huge hoax. Carbon dioxide is not poison, its a lie.
Look Foote
Take enough CO2 out of the air and we will all die! Plants need CO2 and we need plants. Learn the science! I was first exposed to the CO2/O2 cycle when i was in primary school! Have they stopped teaching anything of value in our schools!
sanatana life
Food forest
Scho0rschi
Short answer. NO.
Saved you 9 minutes.
Art
Stop destroying forests.
Stop building weapons.
Stop invading other countries -> europeans, everyone is looking at you, the most invasive countres in the world, uk, italy, france, germany, spain, etc. all from europe.
Stop destroying wildlife ecological systems.
Stop capturing wildlife animals and imprisoning them.
Stop with the european arrogance - now he wants to be the hero to solve the problem he created. You'll should've solved this a thousand years ago.
Stop the greed.
Stop the possessive, immoral, unethical and illegal concept of ownership.

You want to keep the world as it is? Europeans need to stop destroying the world and invading the world, your way of life has done nothing but destroy the planet and create arrogance for yourselves. Grow up, learn to live in harmony with the earth, stop trying to subjugate and tax everyone.

Society has to be re-created and re-built. Europeans have created disaster across the earth.
Weden Deva
We need more naturally trees and not such an self-destructive nonsense!! We´ve got enough wars because of natural gas!!! Freedom for the hole world and planet. Plant trees this is really helpful!
io tu
Eco mumbo jumbo, the world is not going to change, we ain't going back to prehistoric lifestyles and the Earth is not going to overheat and become like Venus. It's just another paranoia, the humanity has those periodically.
polar nadir
It is 1999 .... oops ... 2019 (no Y2K, thank you) and who has done anything about what is proposed to 'test'? As a chemist, I can think of such idea hard to implement. Oh, WAIT! Is China, India, Russia and the rest of the world going to stop 'burning' fuels to mitigate formation of CO2? No?! Then how much of a dent wil this have, IF it was implemented? Guys, the reason for climate change is.... well... the climate changes with time due to solar activity (magnetic we are talking here), Earth's magnetic poles are shifting (and we are getting more bombarded with cosmic rays) + Milankovich cycles (may not be part of this particular cooling we are seeing now)... and of course, cow farts **just kidding!!** ... Oh, BTW, water is a better greenhouse gas than CO2. Hmmm, now what?!?!? Not much anyone can do about that. Have a wonderful day/weekend!
Andrew Paczuski
How about calling natural gas an organic gas for more convincing image of beneficence?
Johnny Apple Seed
No worries, mate...The excess CO2 will eventually be absorbed back into the natural world, where it will be stored naturally for the next generation of future, naturally occurring Fossil Fuels...

There...that was easy...lol
Johnny Apple Seed
What do you mean by, "We" ?

Speak for yourself, crackpot!
ufewl
CLIMATE CHANGE IS GOOD CO2 IS GOOD LIQUID WATER IS GOOD PHOTOSYNTHESIS IS GOOD, CLIMATE SCIENCE IS CORRUPT POLITICS DRESSED UP AS SCIENCE
ufewl
Wow this guy is seriously mentally ill, the plant is doing fine, co2 and heat are great. He should be an a max security mental problem. There is no problem apart from crackpots like him. If he gets ran over by a bus I will shed no tears.
daniel baronne
and climate will always change.
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Jessica Thompson is an associate professor in the Communication and Performance Studies department at NMU. She teaches courses in public relations, new media and environmental communication. Her research is focused on collaboration, climate change and public lands. Over the past decade she has participated in dozens of projects across the Western US, Mexico, India, Singapore and Mongolia. The impacts of a rapidly changing climate are everywhere, yet we haven’t figured out how to talk about climate change with our friends and neighbors. Since the 1980s public conversations about climate change have been dominated by the language of science and politics. Our own fears of scientific inaccuracy and uncertainty – or political disagreement – have censored us from talking about how to live on a changing planet. This talk presents a new frame for conversations about climate change – place – places that matter. We can change the conversation about climate change by connecting the issues to the places and people we love.
Jessica Thompson is an associate professor in the Communication and Performance Studies department at NMU. She teaches courses in public relations, new media and environmental communication. Her research is focused on collaboration, climate change and public lands. Over the past decade she has participated in dozens of projects across the Western US, Mexico, India, Singapore and Mongolia. She has published more than 40 manuscripts and is currently finishing her second book, “America’s Largest Classroom: What We Learn From Our National Parks.” She earned her PhD in Environmental Communication at the University of Utah (2007) and she is a graduate of NMU (2001). This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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