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Natural Climate Solutions are ways that we can use the ecosystems in our environment to reduce climate chance as well as stabilize it. The ways in which we can do this vary and can be used in almost every climate. The Nature Conservancy and others studied the benefits that natural climate solutions have when they’re implemented. They found that “nature-based solutions offer up to 37 percent of the emission reductions needed”, which is important when coming up with lasting solutions which are definitely needed as soon as possible. (The Nature Conservancy, 2017) Some examples of natural climate solutions are coastal restoration, grazing, cropland nutrient management, avoided forest conservation and more. Not only do they benefit the climate, but they benefit so many other aspects of our everyday lives. The ways in which the we use natural climate solutions
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Unformatted text preview: are immense and do so much more than just climate control. One way is that it adds to the biodiversity of habitats which we know are essential to the way that it functions as a whole. Another way it benefits is improved soil health which helps with the plant growth in that area or crops which is important in biodiversity. But the largest benefactor is our global climate and carbon emissions. Not only are these solutions beneficial in many different ways but they are a cheap solution at only “$10 per ton CO2 or less”. “Nature's Make or Break Potential for Climate Change.” The Nature Conservancy , 16 Oct. 2017, ....
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