mitigation, definition of
Steps taken to avoid or minimize negative environmental impacts.
Mitigation can include: avoiding the impact by not taking a certain
action; minimizing impacts by limiting the degree or magnitude of the
action; rectifying the impact by repairing or restoring the affected
environment; reducing the impact by protective steps required with the
action; and compensating for the impact by replacing or providing
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- California’s carbon mitigation efforts may be thwarted by climate change itself
In a paper published today in the American Geophysical Union journal AGU Advances, the UCI Earth system scientists stressed that rising temperatures and uncertain precipitation will cause a decrease in California's natural carbon storage capacity of...
- Digging deeper for climate solutions: deep-root GMOs could feed world and store carbon
Scientists are experimenting with new genetic modification technology that “supercharges” plants to enhance what they already excel at– sequestering carbon...
- Four fronts for climate policy
Reposted from Judith Curry’s Climate Etc. Posted on March 25, 2019 by curryja by Judith Curry “For decades, scientists and policymakers have framed the climate-policy debate in a simple way: scientists analyse long-term goals, and policymakers...
- New study shows a 1-in-20 chance climate change will cause a complete societal collapse
Most of the world's human population, and the health of ecosystems across the planet, could face an existential threat by the end of the century if rapid, forceful action is not taken to combat climate change...
- German Military Study Warns of Potential Energy Crisis
This week a study on peak oil by a German military think tank was leaked on the Internet. The document shows that the German government is closely studying the issue of peak oil, and is aware of the potential for serious consequences as oil production...
- Where should we be putting our mitigation priorities?
It seems like there are three distinct approaches to mitigation:
- What can communities do for peak oil mitigation, in recessionary times?
The question for tonight is
What can communities do for peak oil mitigation, in recessionary times?
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