2016-04-28. NASA Climate Blog entry: We're over being bummed about climate change and ready for solutions.

posted Apr 29, 2016, 10:22 AM by Alan Gould
By Laura - interviewing Susan Hassol. For GSS Climate Change chapter 10. http://climate.nasa.gov/blog/2438 [Comment from GSS Director, Alan Gould: While it's important to understand causes and effects of the climate change we are experiencing, it's far more important to understand the even larger context of the root causes of the problem and, by implication, the obvious solutions. The GSS curriculum materials explore two avenues of solutions: (1) in Energy Use, the devastating side effects of our fossil fuel based energy systems that include air pollution, climate change, economic instability, and threats to national security to name a few, and (2) Population Growth, in which it becomes obvious that all these problems would not exist without an excessively burgeoning human population on our planet. When I say obvious solutions, my current thinking is advancing sustainable energy systems such as solar panel arrays, wind generators, biofuels, geothermal energy, and hydro-energy systems based on rivers, ocean tides and waves. For population growth, the obvious solutions are ways to control or stop human population growth, one important aspect of which is education for women (and men).]