Video: Weird ideas for combating climate change

Weird ideas for combating climate change (video)
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There are things you can do right now to help our climate—like investing in renewable energy.

But today on Reactions, we're digging into a few of the weirdest climate change-combating ideas out there:

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Sep 30, 2019
So, feeding cows seaweed is a viable option as opposed to encouraging people to go vegan where they can get plenty of substitutes for meat and dairy with same taste and texture which also take FAR LESS resources (such as land, water and energy?

Using mirrors to deflect the sunlight is idiotic at best.
I'd rather we build a Dyson Swarm using self-replicating bots which would use Mercury for raw materials... and besides, life on Earth needs sunlight.

Renewables are a good option, but they need to be implemented on a large scale. Also, Geothermal is frequently not mentioned as a viable one, along with the fact we can meet all of society's transportation requirements with 10x less cars on the road.
Plus, instead of HSR stupidity, focus on Maglev and vaccum maglev technology instead... along with massive recycling, molecular and atomic manufacturing (both of which were viable since 2015 and 2018).

Or, it would be easier to replace Capitalism with Resource Based Economy instead.

Sep 30, 2019
use earth as a raw material to build a dyson swarm of o'neil cylinders that could provide comfortable habitat for quadrillions of humans.
no earth, no global warming! problem solved!

Sep 30, 2019
Or, it would be easier to replace Capitalism with Resource Based Economy instead.

I would rather live in a post apocalyptic nuclear winter earth than in your commie hell.

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