Drawdown

From revolutionizing how we produce and consume food to educating girls in lower-income countries, these are all solutions which, if deployed collectively on a global scale over the next thirty years, could not just slow the earth's warming ...

Author: Paul Hawken

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141988444

Category: Science

Page: 256

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER For the first time ever, an international coalition of leading researchers, scientists and policymakers has come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. All of the techniques described here - some well-known, some you may have never heard of - are economically viable, and communities throughout the world are already enacting them. From revolutionizing how we produce and consume food to educating girls in lower-income countries, these are all solutions which, if deployed collectively on a global scale over the next thirty years, could not just slow the earth's warming, but reach drawdown: the point when greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere peak and begin todecline. So what are we waiting for?


Drawdown

In fact, even in comparison to other post–World War II era drawdowns, the post–Cold War drawdown was modest. Measured by the amount of time from beginning to end of the drawdown, the post–Cold War drawdown was a less precipitous ...

Author: Jason W. Warren

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479860719

Category: History

Page: 336

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Analyzes the cultural attitudes, political decisions, and institutions surrounding the maintenance of armed forces throughout American history While traditionally, Americans view expensive military structure as a poor investment and a threat to liberty, they also require a guarantee of that very freedom, necessitating the employment of armed forces. Beginning with the seventeenth-century wars of the English colonies, Americans typically increased their military capabilities at the beginning of conflicts only to decrease them at the apparent conclusion of hostilities. In Drawdown: The American Way of Postwar, a stellar team of military historians argue that the United States sometimes managed effective drawdowns, sowing the seeds of future victory that Americans eventually reaped. Yet at other times, the drawing down of military capabilities undermined our readiness and flexibility, leading to more costly wars and perhaps defeat. The political choice to reduce military capabilities is influenced by Anglo-American pecuniary decisions and traditional fears of government oppression, and it has been haphazard at best throughout American history. These two factors form the basic American “liberty dilemma,” the vexed relationship between the nation and its military apparatuses from the founding of the first colonies through to present times. With the termination of large-scale operations in Iraq and the winnowing of forces in Afghanistan, the United States military once again faces a significant drawdown in standing force structure and capabilities. The political and military debate currently raging around how best to affect this force reduction continues to lack a proper historical perspective. This volume aspires to inform this dialogue. Not a traditional military history, Drawdown analyzes cultural attitudes, political decisions, and institutions surrounding the maintenance of armed forces.

Drawdown

Drawdown—by identifying The stakes for our planet have never been higher. The world is warming sea levels are rising, and the impacts of climate change are occurring fasterandstronger than originally predicted.

Author: Paul Hawken

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524704652

Category: Science

Page: 256

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• New York Times bestseller • The 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the world “At this point in time, the Drawdown book is exactly what is needed; a credible, conservative solution-by-solution narrative that we can do it. Reading it is an effective inoculation against the widespread perception of doom that humanity cannot and will not solve the climate crisis. Reported by-effects include increased determination and a sense of grounded hope.” —Per Espen Stoknes, Author, What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming “There’s been no real way for ordinary people to get an understanding of what they can do and what impact it can have. There remains no single, comprehensive, reliable compendium of carbon-reduction solutions across sectors. At least until now. . . . The public is hungry for this kind of practical wisdom.” —David Roberts, Vox “This is the ideal environmental sciences textbook—only it is too interesting and inspiring to be called a textbook.” —Peter Kareiva, Director of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA In the face of widespread fear and apathy, an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and scientists have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. One hundred techniques and practices are described here—some are well known; some you may have never heard of. They range from clean energy to educating girls in lower-income countries to land use practices that pull carbon out of the air. The solutions exist, are economically viable, and communities throughout the world are currently enacting them with skill and determination. If deployed collectively on a global scale over the next thirty years, they represent a credible path forward, not just to slow the earth’s warming but to reach drawdown, that point in time when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere peak and begin to decline. These measures promise cascading benefits to human health, security, prosperity, and well-being—giving us every reason to see this planetary crisis as an opportunity to create a just and livable world.




Estimating Net Drawdown Resulting from Episodic Withdrawals at Six Well Fields in the Coastal Plain Physiographic Province of Virginia

Application of Principle of Superposition and Results of Drawdown Simulations owners . Although all wells within an individual well field might not be operating at the same time , the combined withdrawal from each locality's well field ...

Author: Michael J. Focazio

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Category: Groundwater

Page: 21

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Banks Lake Drawdown

Drawdowns ( in this case due to dam removal ) that occur during late summer , fall , winter , and very early spring would likely result in a lower overall impact due to water level declines and high turbidity because spawning , growth ...

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Adjusting to the Drawdown

Measured by outlays or as a share of gross domestic product , the current defense drawdown is smaller than the drawdowns that followed World War II , Korea , or Vietnam . Moreover , the current drawdown is planned to occur at a slower ...

Author: United States. Defense Conversion Commission

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Category: Defense industries

Page: 86

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Drawdown in Wells Responding to Cyclic Pumping

If water were being withdrawn from an outcrop area without replacement , the successive points for the same pumping rate would tend to become equally distant . Part B : Draw down in Pumped Well after Cyclic Pumping Periods Consi der a ...

Author: C. V. Theis

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Category: Water table

Page: 13

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RECOVERING FROM 90 DRAWDOWN

Market drawdowns are like suffering massive injuries in a car crash. The initial pain can be devastating, but the on-going torment of recovery or physical therapy can be more than depressing. Trading losses and market drawdowns are ...

Author: Isaac Wanasolo

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0359895158

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The Impact of U S Military Drawdown in Iraq on Displaced and Other Vulnerable Populations

As the United States continues to draw down its forces and eventually end its substantial military involvement in Iraq, the implications of that drawdown and withdrawal for Iraq' s at-risk populations must be considered.

Author: Olga Oliker

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833052896

Category: Disengagement (Military science)

Page: 63

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As the United States continues to draw down its forces and prepares to end its military involvement in Iraq, the implications for Iraq's at-risk populations must be considered. Oliker, Grant, and Kaye assess the risks and implications of drawdown and withdrawal for some of the Iraqis in greatest danger, both within Iraq and in neighboring states. The authors conclude with recommendations on how the United States can mitigate identified problems.