President Obama said "We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations," in his recent inaugural address. Citing Superstorm Sandy as the wake-up call to action, Mr. Obama is trying to make climate change a bipartisan solution to creating jobs through green industries.The US consists of around 5% of the world's population, but emits a quarter of the world's CO2. What can President Obama do?
Capture carbon. It has been done, it is possible. Carbon capture has become increasingly interesting to companies who believe that capturing carbon, storing it, and then using it for electricity could be lucrative. Researchers at Georgia Tech are already creating a car powered on separating Hydrogen from Carbon Dioxide. Carbon sequestration, or the storing of carbon in places like aquifers underground, is already being done. Yet, major controversy lies in what will happen to the environment around these areas if the carbon leaks.
#64 Reduce your own carbon emission by taking mass transit at least once a week.