Asked in Global Warming
What choices do humans have for responding to global change?
May 14, 2012 5:23PM
We can ignore it, which is largely what we are doing now. We have been studying the issue in depth for at least 60 years.
A better course of action would be to take measures to limit greenhouse gas emissions. We have taken a few faltering steps to address this, such as focusing on the development of alternative, renewable energy resources such as wind, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, and nuclear power. Nuclear power is not entirely renewable, but fast breeder reactors can produce a portion of their own fuel.
Other recommendations would be to encourage conservation and develop better mass transit systems like high speed rail.