Environmentalist Offers Hope For Climate Restoration
Reading of record heat and wildfires in the West; deadly, destructive storms in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico; 100-degree temperatures, peat fires in the Arctic; and massive ice sheets breaking up in Antarctica and Greenland, it can seem as if the climate apocalypse is just around the corner.
Parnell, president and chief executive of the Foundation for Climate Restoration and former chief operating officer of the United Nations Foundation, told Midday Edition on Monday the world can make a very real difference in climate change — can actually reverse the damage and restore the climate — for less than what it has spent already fighting COVID-19.
Parnell notes that more is needed than mitigation efforts such as solar and wind power and carbon-neutral vehicles. What must happen is the removal of the carbon already in the atmosphere, and the technologies already exist to do that.