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Negative emissions

Permafrost Collapse Ongoing – Completes With No Further Warming

By Abrupt changes, Arctic, Arctic warming, carbon dioxide removal, climate emergency, climate restoration, Earth systems, Emissions flip, feedback, frozen ground, irreversible, Negative emissions, net zero, Permafrost, permafrost collpase, permafrost melt, permafrost thaw

Background: Permafrost Collapse is Underway With Emission Plausibly Rivaling All of Global Transportation… Across the Northern Hemisphere, permafrost melt emitted 630 TgC, or 2.3 gigatons (Gt) CO2 (not including methane)…

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The Latest on Forest and Ag Sequestration – Good, But Not Near Enough

By adaptation, Agriculture, Climate Reform, climate restoration, climate solutions, CO2 Removal and Sequestration, forestation, forests, Negative emissions, reforestation, regenerative agriculture, sequestration, soils

Twenty authors from all across the world, led by Stephanie Roe at the University of Virginia in a review article in Nature Climate Change titled, Contribution of the land sector…

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Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Removal: Science and Money Speak

By adaptation, air capture, carbon dioxide removal, Carbon Engineering, CDR, climate solutions, CO2 capture, CO2 Removal and Sequestration, Exxonmobile, Global Thermostat, Healthy Climate, Klaus Lackner, Legacy Policy, Negative emissions, Occidental Chemicals, sequestration, Solutions, Strategy

Link to Arizona State University Video – https://youtu.be/4t1-ZijQnQo How, exactly, are we going to reverse climate change in time to save our soles from frying on the pavement? As a…

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How much CO2 reduction, how much does it cost, and what’s it worth? A Detailed Primer

By abrupt change, Abrupt changes, atmopsheric removal, Carbon Engineering, climate, Climate Reform, climate restoration, climate solutions, CO2 reduction, CO2 Removal and Sequestration, Global Thermostat, global warming, Healthy Climate, Negative emissions, reversal, sequestration, Strategy

Joule, Corrected proof. doi:10.1016/j.joule.2018.05.006 We have been moving towards the answers to these questions forever it seems, so here goes: Immediately below is my summary. Further down are thoughts on…

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A Healthy Climate: Isn’t This the Goal?

By Climate Culture, Climate Policy, Climate Reform, climate restoration, climate solutions, communications, Emissions Reductions, Emissions Scenarios, global warming, Healthy Climate, Legacy Policy, Messaging, Negative emissions, Policy, politics, Psycho, Solutions, Strategy

Most of us think a healthy climate will result from emissions reductions. Time and again however, the science says this is not so. The reason? Emissions reduction strategies are about…

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CO2 Capture – We have The Technology

By atmospheric CO2 capture, carbon dioxide capture, Climate Culture, Climate Policy, Climate Reform, climate restoration, climate reversal, climate solutions, CO2 Removal and Sequestration, DAC, direct air capture, Emissions, Emissions Scenarios, Healthy Climate, Legacy Policy, Negative emissions, Policy, politics, sequestration, Solutions, strategies, Strategy

The full-scale prototype above is Global Thermostat’s Menlo Park, CA, atmospheric CO2 capture technology. It’s not mention in the Nature Outlook article, but preliminary numbers show it can remove 1…

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The Moral Imperative Dilemma

By alternatives, BECCS, carbon dioxide removal, CDR, Climate Reform, climate solutions, CO2 Removal and Sequestration, DAC, direct air capture, geoengineering, Global Warming psychology, Legacy Policy, Messaging, moral imperative, Negative emissions, Policy, Psycho, REDD, Solutions, Strategy, Uncategorized

The “moral imperative dilemma” is that thing where we feel it is our duty to create a fossil fuel extinction in order address climate change. This is something our climate…

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New Climate Culture

By Abrupt changes, alternatives, Climate Culture, Climate Policy, Climate Reform, climate solultions, climate solutions, communications, Emissions, Emissions Scenarios, Global Warming psychology, Legacy Policy, Messaging, Negative emissions, Policy, politics, Psycho, Scenarios, Solutions, Strategy, What we can do

In 2015, new energy generation construction from wind and solar accounted for 70 percent of the total globally. Natural gas was 27 percent and coal was relegated to the 3%…

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Falling Emissions: With Offshored Goods and Fugitive Emissions — Not So Much

By Climate Policy, climate pollutants short-lived, Climate Reform, CO2, CO2 Removal and Sequestration, Emissions, Emissions Scenarios, Legacy Policy, Negative emissions, Policy, politics, Scenarios, sequestration, Solutions, Strategy, What we can do

Observations on Declining U.S. Emissions: It’s a widely held belief that the U.S. has been reducing emissions since the peak  2005-2007 before the recession. This is just barely valid today,…

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