Project Drawdown Aims to Reverse Global Warming

Apr 15, 2017

Paul Hawken

“Drawdown” is the term used to describe the time when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have peaked and then begin to decline. A new book offers a pathway to get there by 2050.

The foremost consideration in the assessments made for the Drawdown Project, explains co-founder Paul Hawken, was how much carbon could be kept out of the atmosphere by wider adoption of each strategy.  In most cases, the 30-year impact could be measured in gigatons.

At the same time, the Drawdown Fellows also calculated the economic costs and benefits of each change, and found that most would more than pay for themselves.