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Avoiding the “Great Filter”: An Assessment of Climate Change Solutions and Combinations for Effective Implementation

Version 1 : Received: 4 April 2022 / Approved: 6 April 2022 / Online: 6 April 2022 (07:51:30 CEST)

How to cite: Zhang, J.; Zhang, K.; Zhang, M.; Jiang, J.H.; Rosen, P.E.; Fahy, K.A. Avoiding the “Great Filter”: An Assessment of Climate Change Solutions and Combinations for Effective Implementation. Preprints 2022, 2022040032 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202204.0032.v1). Zhang, J.; Zhang, K.; Zhang, M.; Jiang, J.H.; Rosen, P.E.; Fahy, K.A. Avoiding the “Great Filter”: An Assessment of Climate Change Solutions and Combinations for Effective Implementation. Preprints 2022, 2022040032 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202204.0032.v1).

Abstract

Climate change is the long-term shift in global weather patterns, largely caused by anthropogenic activity of greenhouse gas emissions. Global climate temperatures have unmistakably risen and naturally-occurring climate variability alone cannot account for this trend. Human activities are estimated to have caused about 1.0 °C of global warming above the pre-industrial baseline and if left unchecked, will continue to drastically damage the Earth and its inhabitants. Globally, natural disasters and subsequent economic losses have become increasingly impactful as a result of climate change. Both wildlife ecosystems and human habitats have been negatively impacted, from rising sea levels to alarming frequency of severe weather events around the world. Attempts towards alleviating the effects of global warming have often been at odds and remain divided among a multitude of strategies, reducing the overall effectiveness of these efforts. It is evident that collaborative action is required for avoiding the most severe consequences of climate change. This paper evaluates the main strategies (industrial/energy, political, economic, agricultural, atmospheric, geological, coastal, and social) towards both mitigating and adapting to climate change. As well, it provides an optimal combination of seven solutions which can be implemented simultaneously, working in tandem to limit and otherwise accommodate the harmful effects of climate change. Previous legislation and deployment techniques are also discussed as guides for future endeavors.

Keywords

Great Filter; Climate Change; Earth; Humanity

Subject

EARTH SCIENCES, Environmental Sciences

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