BURN: USING FIRE TO COOL THE EARTH
Author: Albert Bates, Kathleen Draper
Burn: Using Fire to Cool the Earth offers bold new solutions to climate change that can begin right now! To rescue ourselves from climate catastrophe, we need to alter how humans live on Earth radically.
We have to go from spending carbon to banking it. We have to put back the trees, wetlands, and corals. We have to regrow the soil and turn back the desert. We have to save whales, wombats, and wolves. We have to reverse the flow of greenhouse gases and send them in exactly the opposite direction: down, not up. We have to flip the carbon cycle and run it backward.
Fully developed, this approach costs nothing. It can save companies money or provide new revenue streams. This would be a new, circular economy in which energy, natural resources, and human ingenuity enter a virtuous improvement cycle.