In terms of greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide represents around 20%, water vapour is by far the largest at 70%, and then you have methane, which is 80 times more of a greenhouse than carbon dioxide and will likely overtake carbon dioxide in a few years.
The loss of natural carbon fixation just from the overexploitation of commercial fisheries is equivalent to all anthropogenic carbon dioxide production. https://lnkd.in/gUts-VYJ This is just one example; there are many others. So carbon mitigation is almost irrelevant in comparison to the protection of nature.
80% of water vapour comes from the oceans, and the rate of evaporation is controlled by the SML surface microlayer, which is formed by phytoplankton such as coccolithophores and diatoms. https://lnkd.in/ev6_2cXN
These plankton plants are rapidly disappearing; this is called regime shift by the academics; I call it extinction.
Carbon mitigation is not going to work; this only leaves nature and bioclimatic factors, yet humanity has destroyed more than 70% of nature on land and marine life in the oceans since the 1970s and close to 90% since the 1900s. Most people do not see this happening unless they are over 50 years old. It’s called shifting baseline syndrome. https://lnkd.in/eBSNT-FS
Our leaders and indeed everyone must reconnect with nature; our survival is directly linked to the survival of nature; there is no technological solution or invention that will make a difference.
Once we have respect and appreciation for nature, we will have respect for fellow citizens, and fixing climate change will be like a walk in the forest.