Climate Change Will Lose to These New Weapons

Climate change threatens us, but with these four new weapons, not anymore

Climate Change Will Lose to These New Weapons
Climate Change

Climate Change Will Lose to These New Weapons


Climate change forces us to fight against it, and we are ready with these new four weapons.

Svante Arrhenius was a Swedish scientist. He wanted to find out if heat-absorbing gases in the atmosphere are responsible for raising the temperature on Earth or not, and he experimented on the facts in 1896. According to his research, he explained that if the concentration of carbon dioxide doubles, then the global temperature rises to 5 degrees Celcius and the poles will get even hotter. 

He made the prediction a century ago, and currently, the world is precisely facing the same characteristics. If the current practice goes on, global warming will annually affect 1.2 billion people by 2100.

So, climate change and global warming are severe issues in our lives, and we need to fight back against them. Here are four weapons we have to fight with-


Tree plantation

If we want to fight climate change, we have to plant more and more trees. Besides the already established forests, there are 900 million hectares of land where we can plant trees and boost up the existing woods fighting capacity. New research calculates this. Combined efforts by these forests can pool out atmospheric carbon up to 25 percent. Forests can also increase rainfall and lessen temperature. 


The Gondwana Link project in Western Australia is an excellent example of what we can do. This project has reconnected fragmented ecosystems by creating a 1,000-kilometre corridor of bushland.

Preventive measures like clearing broadscale land and planting more trees in those areas can fight climate change. Many small business organizations and entrepreneurs can come forward to uplift these projects. They can get funds if the authorities penalize huge companies that emit massive carbon in the atmosphere.

New forests will need a more original source of water, and we can use renewable energy-powered desalination process for this. Here comes new technology: carbon mineralization.


Transforming carbon dioxide into rocks

We can follow the process that limestone and seashells use to turn carbon dioxide into carbonate minerals naturally. We know this method as carbon mineralization. 


For doing this, scientists have been working hard, and they proposed many models too. In a project, they offer that they can collect carbon dioxide from industrial plants and use the desalination plants to bubble it through the brine. Another suggests using bacteria to capture it from nickel mine tailings.

These proposals will capture a vast amount of CO2 and transform it into building materials.

Reflective Earth's surface

Sun is the highest source of energy for the planet. But we have to develop better systems to reflect sunlight and send it back to space. The sunlight is making our planet hotter, and so we need to send it back. 

If we make the surfaces more reflective such as we can paint our black roofs white for the reflection job, our buildings will absorb less heat, and cities will be more cooling.

As a part of this plan, we can paint our asphalt roads with limestone, keep the pale stubble on our farms until summer ends and plant crops with less color in the coming times.

These methods are also helpful in lessening greenhouse gas emissions by reducing air-conditioner use.


Reimagine transport

We are largely dependant on our economic circles, and the financial mechanisms are responsible for making a transition to zero-emission transport, energy storage, and renewable energy.

The shipping industries working across the globe were responsible for emitting 800 megatonnes of carbon dioxide in 2015. If they continue, the emission rate will double-up by 2050.


All the ships can't use renewable energy. So, the ships should limit their speed and reduce them to 20 percent so that they minimize fuel usage. Australia can be a leader in this fact because they have satellite-monitoring capacities to measure berthing charges and ships’ speed.  

Norway can be a role model for Australia as the country is encouraging zero-emission vehicles (vehicles that use electricity or hydrogen). For this, Norway has ensured generous financial incentives too. To help people to buy these cars, the government facilitates buyers with free parking in specific places and sales tax exemption. Their initiatives were successful, as 60 percent of the new model cars were sold in Norway within March 2019.