Question: How can we make resources that are created by letting greenhouse gases into the atmosphere without causing unnatural climate change?

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by nsabido | March 09, 2021 16:03 | #25882

When humans burn fossil fuels to create gasoline, we are releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. These greenhouse gases cause unnatural climate change.


One way is the so called "hydrogen" economy. You would use solar power to produce hydrogen by electrifying water. The hydrogen would then be stored in tanks and fed into fuel cells to produce power that would feed an electric car. Sounds good, but there are many problems with hydrogen storage, fuel cells, and all that stuff.

There are other variations- capture carbon dioxide in the air and use it to produce gasoline like substances. Gasoline is difficult. So alcohol is usually used, instead. There are many legal issues with this, also.

There are many other options, but this should get you started.

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One resource I’ve found super helpful in wrapping my mind around both the many impacts associated with climate change and ways to adapt and mitigate those impacts is the book “Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know” by Romm ( I think of this book like a beginner’s guide to understanding (almost) everything climate change related---the science, the politics, the jargon, & the best ways forward! It’s also organized in a question and answer format, so it’s easy to sift through and find topics you’re interested in! The later chapters have info on renewable energy, carbon capture and storage, etc as well as sector-based solutions (transportation, agriculture, etc).

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