Clever ways to tackle climate change

There are very straightforward things we can do to combat climate change:

Plant lots of trees to tackle climate change

But we must be careful when it comes to ‘fixing’ climate change:

Futures Forum: Climate change: Are proposals to repair the climate offering “scalable technological fixes” or “climate despair”? 

 

Apparently, there are good and bad e-coli bacteria, according to the New Scientist this week:

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E. coli Bacteria | Colorized scanning electron micrograph of… | Flickr

CO2-guzzling bacteria made in the lab could help tackle climate change

Bacteria have been rewired to live off carbon dioxide and they could be used to produce biofuels in a more sustainable way.

Specific strains of Escherichia coli bacteria are often used to make biofuels and other chemicals, but they normally feed on sugar. Ron Milo at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and his colleagues have managed to make E. coli consume CO2 instead…

CO2-guzzling bacteria made in the lab could help tackle climate change | New Scientist

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And there are many more such ideas being developed:

How localisation can solve climate change | BBC News

   
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