Could 100 years be the magic number in combating the climate crisis?

Americans are so saturated with media coverage and talking heads focused on the climate crisis, it can be difficult to think that maybe there’s a way it could be handled in a more positive way.

One of the solutions is a huge nonprofit called the Solomeo Society. It’s “a new generation of philanthropists providing a cash alternative to centuries-old solutions, driving a new strategy for achieving Earth’s goal of a liveable climate.”

They’re looking to a tiny world in which the carbon dioxide created by humans is slowly being absorbed into the Earth’s atmosphere. The long-term solution to the climate crisis is that it should take place 100-fold over time. And at the moment, that’s a million years.

The Solomeo Society (PS) thinks this might mean pumping more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere – but not too much.

“The rise of humanity is the biggest environmental disaster we face,” PS chairman Nicolas Burbidge told the Washington Post. “Most people are probably blaming climate change for it — but it’s not the main problem.”

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The Solomeo Society wants to make sure the poorest countries and subsistence farmers get the most of what should be happening in 100-fold time. It wants more children fed and improved health care.

This money could be distributed directly to the people who will need it most, the Washington Post says. And while the need is greatest in a hundred years, that could be done much faster than one million years.

“If all of our global pollution already released 1 million years ago today were being used, then the process would be running faster than sending a time capsule through space,” Burbidge said.

“One of the main advantages of doing it in a hundred thousand years is that the resource is already there, it doesn’t need to be transported. If you want to go to the moon, you can build a base there and send it there.”

It also would enable farmers and fishermen to continue producing food and supporting their communities even if the industrial world was to stop polluting.

“If there are more than 10,000 varieties of maize, that’s exactly what the world needs – for every year, more and more,” Burbidge said. “If there are a million years of it left, that’s what you should be protecting.”

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So if the worst-case scenario in 100 years doesn’t amount to much, the Solomeo Society is looking at even more extreme consequences – and is willing to do whatever it takes to make sure that doesn’t happen.

The Solomeo Society is not a charitable organization. Burbidge said it was created to provide hope and be a human force to help foster a transition to a world with an abundance of resources to support it.

“If you pay for your services, your life expectancy is improved, you can move your culture around, your economy is better,” Burbidge said. “Ultimately, as a society, we have to appreciate that the capital for the Earth’s transformation has been captured and allocated.”

The details of the organization and how it works is still being formed.

It’s already a nonprofit organization, registered in June of 2018. The founders are Burbidge, Daniel Winterberg, and Jan Fjortoft.

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