How Can We Stop Global Warming?


Strange Facts and Questions about Global Warming ACADEMIA and the CLIMATE EMERGENCY ITS THE LIFESTYLE, NOT THE SCIENCE Sceptics and Deniers Contact the Author, Michael Tuckson References and Acknowledgements Short CV For Beginners and the Bewildered COPENHAGEN and  AFTER BLOG WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW My Sitemap

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What You Can Do Now


(Improved 22 February 2010)


    You must study the basic science, find ways to conduct dialogue with  the important government or corporate deniers in your or other countries, challenge them in public if quiet dialogue fails and support those real leaders in all countries who are advocating on the basis of the latest science, notably that of the Hansen teams, practice a low carbon lifestyle, and lead your friends and neighbours initially, expanding your aims ever wider.
    1. Keep learning about the science and the methods or strategies to stop global warming, so you can explain to sceptics, deniers, the mentally idle and others. You must first study until you understand sufficiently:
    • The basics of surface earth system inertia, feedback, tipping points and irreversibility
    • The emission types, influences, locations, rates.
    • The deniers challenges and the rebuttals.
    • The mainstream and alternative strategies


    2. Then find a way to conduct dialogue with, teach or challenge the science and social change deniers, the more powerful the better, in government, corporations and unions. Because these people may not live in your country, you should consider writing to newspapers, politicians and corporations in countries with high numbers of deniers. You must distinguish between new scientific evidence and theory, such as the ideas on the short-term influence of methane, and the dogma of the intransigent deniers who, for example, not only keep refusing to believe that this last decade was the warmest decade for thousands of years, but ignore the consequences in melting ice and changing rainfall and storms. You must also discuss with and then challange the social change deniers who focus on the usual slow rate of technological change.  If you don't know of any deniers elsewhere write to regional newspapers in the USA where thousands of deniers will see your letter.


    3. At the same time you should practice individual and organizational net emission reductions. Then you may be able to contribute to a global web strategy for emission reduction. Working by yourself, however low-carbon, is useful mainly as a model for others, globally. At this late stage, you must try to persuade the influential and powerful deniers they are wrong or persuade thousands of people to significantly change their behaviour.

    • Send this website address and parts of the website copied into emails, with your own comments, to others, especially the powerful in government and companies.
    • Work in a group to educate the influential and powerful ..... Hierarchical Strategies
    • Work in a group to educate the mass
    • Help communicate across borders, especially if you know two languages
    • Try the list ….. Emission Reduction Actions Other methods....See the rest of this website.
    • Try the more traditional methods.... Existing Strategies to Try to Change Government Policy

    A special appeal to German and Nordic people. Send emails in English to people in the USA, especially regional newpapers, to tell them about your experiences with the advantages of renewable energy as well as some of the ideas in this website.


    A special appeal to CHINESE readers/writers. Please tell any contacts you have in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong or Singapore about this website and ask those from the latter three to pass it on to the mainland as the website has a very low visit rate from these important countries compared with most other parts of the world, despite the Chinese Summary. Also note the Google translation service. 


    You may need to learn more scientific terminology as almost all the best science is in English and uses unfamiliar words such as forcing and inertia. This website will help. Start with ...Basic GLOBAL WARMING Information and Climate Science
      You may need to learn more English, but you should try Google translations. When you leave this website, change to your native language on your computer and type in in google search and you will be given the option of a translation of the main or home webpage into the language in use on your computer.  


      Michael Tuckson


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      Semi-Random Slogans

      Invite a denier to lunch

      Eat less meat every day

      Form a small climate group

      Inertia will kill us, twice

      Holiday on bicycles

      Learn how to plant and nurture trees

      Drain your rice fields sometimes 

      Auction caps 

      Grow and store carbon 

      Write to a newspaper in a denier region 

      Help the employees, not the fossil fuel owners

      Read a book, not a newspaper, on the bus

      350 not 450

      Study tropical forest protection

      Why are most deniers men?

      Carbon tax before cap and trade

      Look for a home closer to work

      Write a new page for this website

      Oppose lobbying

      Put a new slogan on your bicycle or bag every day 

      Study the latest climate science first

      No air-conditioning before lunchtime

      Drink just a little cow milk

      Study Earth's thermal inertia

      Learn how to teach

      Send parts of this website to a politician

      Grow and store carbon in houses 

      Organize exchanges with Asian universities 

      Grow crops not livestock

      Rationing is equitable

      Study thermal inertia in buildings

      Practice dialogue, not argument

      Behaviour before technology

      Make a bicycle path plan

      Don't use concrete

      Drive a much smaller car

      Study the denier claims

      1.5 not 2.0

      Don't use trees for offsets

      Work with a bilingual person 

      Eat even less meat every day

      Support better democracy

      Do deniers care for their grandchildren? 

      Paint your roof white

      Oppose advertising by polluting companies

      Consume less, save money

      Form an international group 

      Help a politician to learn

      Making cement emits CO2.

      Education must be global 

      Grow and store carbon in the soil

      Fans, not air-conditioning

      Lobbying is bribery

      Study growing algae

      Improve the school curricula

      You can't read driving a car

      Find dated photos of glaciers

      Study which companies bribe political parties 

      How do you entice a denier to want to learn?

      Share your job with an oil driller

      Plant trees to absorb carbon dioxide already in the atmosphere

      Have you tried Tahini dip?

      What do deniers understand?

      Dress less formally in the heat

      Design a more tempting commuter bus

      Get to know a denier's children

      Pay tax to fund retraining

      Less clothing, not fans

      Eat kangaroo meat 


      Improve the university curricula

      One is enough

      Interview a climate scientist on video

      Insulate your home

      Open a wind turbine factory in a coal town

      Study Earth feedback processes

      300 not 350

      Wheat is safer than rice

      Take men's fashions up, and women's down

      Use a condom in emergencies

      Share some job-time

      Protest forest destruction

      Wear a cotton coat

      Study tree plantations

      Eat just a little cheese

      Get to know a denier's grandchildren

      Why do the rich want to grow?

      Put on an extra jumper when its cold outside

      Offer a new job to a coal miner

      Adopt two

      Join an NGO today

      Political bribes, not donations

      None is enough

      Holiday close to home

      Invest in a diverse plantation

      Wear less in the heat

      Talk to migrants about emailing home

      Make compost

      Promote eco-tourism for locals

      Read more of this website

      Ask a politician have they read James Hansen

      Eat less cream

      Jumpers are cheaper than gas

      Arrange a climate debate

      Build a thick-walled house

      Study how to turn moderate deniers

      Study fast growing trees

      Hand out appropriate leaflets at railway stations

      Study your local energy organization

      Learn about the delights of veganism

      Study Chinese

      Practice walking

      Shirts are enough in hot weather

      Support rapid research on how to turn deniers

      Try an IUD

      Asians make blankets from cotton and kapok

      Get to know your neighbours

      Recycle jumpers and coats

      Holiday by mass land transport

      Drink red wine, not milk

      Support rapid research on capturing CO2 from the air.

      Hand out leaflets at bus stops

      Men's legs are beautiful too

      Talk to local government about recycling biological waste

      Keep a stock of morning after pills


      Adopt another one

      When will the USA go metric?

      Write and publish leaflets

      Holiday on a sailing ship

      Start a course on climate change and solutions

      Exercise periodically when its cold

      Farmers now support the Green party

      Give a talk at the local school

      Chocolate's great with soya cream

      Climate crisis not climate change

      Share a car with your neighbours

      Study tipping points and irreversibility

      Email government ministers

      Form a climate group with your neighbours or friends

      Read Climate Cover-Up

      Study palaeo-climatology

      Soon meat becomes less tempting

      Improve your foreign language skills

      Adopt a baby girl 

      Write an article for your local newspaper

      Read Storms of My Grandchildren (after reading some climate science such as on this website)

      Take plastic packaging off at the shop

      Climate emergency not climate crisis

      Ask you government to make a good video on the climate emergency

      Move your company to where your workers live

      Invite your favourite denier to a vegan lunch

      Ask the supermarket to turn off half the lights

      Study carbon taxes in more than one nation

      Join yours with other climate groups

      Shop at dimly lit shops

      Email people you know abroad

      Ask a climatologist to explain the various! meanings of CO2e

      Plant and nurture trees in your garden till its full

      Learn about biochar

      Study the bus routes in your town or city

      Support James Hansen for the Nobel Prize for physics, peace or whatever.

      Protest new oil exploration

      Install a solar thermal hot water heater

      Shop for food where the fridges have lids or doors

      Plant 10 trees a month in neighbours' gardens and in parks

      Ask your adult children what they think

      Write a better letter to the newspapers

      Organize a demonstration outside coal company offices.

      Where are the Nobel prizes for Earth and social sciences?

      Form a climate group at work

      Give a talk at a school in a coal town

      No children is best

      Buy a glass of wine for a denier

      Start an NGO

      Support honest and intelligent politicians

      Study short-term GHGs

      Join a good political party

      Give a talk at a school at an oil town

      Study hire-purchase for solar panels

      Stake out a coal energy factory

      Don't export coal or oil

      Work in a vulnerable area

      Invest in geothermal

      Live with a farmer family in the holidays and help them plant trees

      Build a sailing ship

      Give talks at the local town.

      Hand out leaflets at another station

      Video a debate

      Move to a swinging seat in time for close elections



















       Michael Tuckson

      The website author and publisher, December 2009.


      Easy Summary


      We must try to understand up-to-date climate science coming out over the last few years that warns of possible disaster. Ice shelves and sheets are melting much faster than before. Global temperatures are rising, with oscillations due to ocean oscillations. Natural causes are minor compared with pollution. This understanding must be spread by advanced adult education, especially among the powerful. As many readers as possible must spread understanding.


      Denier leaders are funded by the fossil fuel, tobacco and similar corporations and/or are ideologues. Their arguments are always against, not considering pro and con, as with real science. They rarely call for better understanding, just attempt to confuse. None are climate scientists. Their motivation is salary and weak government, not salary and discovery. Either they do not care about their descendants or they do not understand the probable future.


      We must put more emphasis on the short-term greenhouse influences such as methane. Carbon dixide must be captured from the atmosphere. Also we must lead with behaviour change before appropriate technology spreads. Birth control is important in some regions. Job-time sharing and retraining can reduce any unemployment resulting from mitigation measures. Mitigation must be coordinated globally by government and citizens in modern sectors. City pairing could be useful.