May 9, 2019 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Scientists say we see the adverse effects of climate change everywhere - in weather patterns, throughout plant and animal habitats, across farmland, on the polar caps, and in the oceans.
Numerous studies have concluded dire consequences for the planet unless the right solutions are implemented. And now comes a report painting a particularly bleak picture: one million of the planet's eight million species are threatened with extinction by humans. Climate change, shrinking habitat, and pollution were blamed in the report by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, a United Nations committee, as the main reasons for species loss.
What are the solutions? Is climate change as dangerous and imminent a threat as scientists say?
Dr. Paul Zeitz, an epidemiologist and the senior policy advisor with the Healthy Climate Alliance (www.drpaulzeitz.org), says there's no time to waste, and that "climate restoration" legislation would mark the beginning of the solutions.
"Our failing planetary health requires bold political action to ensure our planet is habitable for future generations," says Zeitz, author of Waging Justice: A Doctor's Journey To Speak Truth And Be Bold. "Legislation is being developed to promote the removal of excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and to prevent catastrophic methane release from the melting of the Arctic.
"Multiple methods are currently available to achieve these actions and restore a safe and healthy climate for ourselves and future generations. We must call for the passage of comprehensive legislation at the federal, state and local levels to rapidly accelerate climate restoration."
Zeitz explains three methods that could assist in climate restoration:
"If we take bold action in the next several years to implement the range of solutions described, we will be able to reduce the most devastating impacts of the climate crisis," Zeitz says. "And we can do our best to ensure that our children and future generations can survive and thrive."
About Dr. Paul Zeitz
Dr. Paul Zeitz (www.drpaulzeitz.org) is a physician, epidemiologist, and an award-winning advocate for global justice and human rights. He is serving as the senior policy advisor with the Healthy Climate Alliance, which focuses on climate restoration, and is the author of Waging Justice: A Doctor's Journey To Speak Truth And Be Bold.
Dr. Zeitz worked at the U.S. Department of State from 2014-17 as the Director of the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development. He also led the Global AIDS Alliance. Dr. Zeitz received his doctorate in osteopathic medicine from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, his MA in public health and preventive medicine residency at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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