What if we could in the same time slow down climate change, increase health and boost agriculture ? Is this too good to be true ? No, as to a NASA scientist we could do just that by focusing on both methane and soot (black carbon).
Out of the 400 ideas that were studied, these 14 were chosen as they have a direct and immediate impact on people’s lives. None of these methods are concerning carbon dioxide, which also have to be tackled in the meantime.
One of the main ways is switching to cleaner burning cookstoves. I have previously tackled this topic here and explained how this could save two million people per year.
For a rundown of the others, please have a look at TreeHugger, the Earth Institute or the official press release from the NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies
(via Le Monde [Fr] : Quelques mesures simples permettraient de limiter le réchauffement climatique)