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  • NEGATIVE CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS A discussion: “Trouble with negative emissions ?” Kevin Anderson and Glen Peters assert that negative-emissions technologies are an “unjust and high-stakes gamble.” Klaus Lackner et al contradict the authors: “This characterization would sideline negative- emissions technologies and remove potentially important options......

  • CO₂ is emitted in large quantities as a consequence of our burning of fossil fuels. It has several unpleasant consequences, because it will probably cause climate change, and there are several reports that high levels of CO₂ in offices and schools may impair the quality of thinking of......

  • Sharon Dijksma: Carbon pricing key to reducing CO2 emissions Setting a global price  on carbon dioxide emissions is essential in order to achieve the climate goals agreed upon in Paris. Carbon pricing ensures that the polluter pays, and makes investing in sustainable energy more attractive. A......

  • Bill Gates Q&A on Climate Change: ‘We Need a Miracle’ When I say “miracle,” I don’t mean something that’s impossible. I’ve seen miracles happen before. The personal computer. The Internet. The polio vaccine. None of them happened by chance. They are the result of research and......

  • November 2014: Interview with Olaf Schuiling c.s. in the New York Times! The solution to global warming, Olaf Schuiling says, lies beneath our feet. Read this interesting article...

  • IPCC Assessment Report (2015): The latest major institution to propose removing billions of tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere Rathenau Institute NL Report (2013) on Climate Engineering urges substantial research in CDR*) Dutch Government adopts position that CDR research should be at European level (2015)......

  • The last Assessment Report 5 (AR5) of the ‘International Panel on Climate Change’ (IPCC) points out the critical need for strategies to remove CO2 from the atmosphere, and actively reduce acidification of the oceans.  It is not anymore sufficient to end greenhouse gas emissions and decarbonize......

  • The world is desperately looking for safe and cost-effective solutions to counteract climate change by reducing the CO2 levels of the atmosphere. A recent interview with Olaf Schuiling for the Platform “Better World Solutions” , see at www.betterworldsolutions.eu/is-olivine-the-solution-against-climate-change-and-ocean-acidification...

  • “Wonderful! I’ll make the transfer within the next few days. And to answer your question; I had google searched for current carbon trapping projects. One of the results I looked through was the Virgin Earth Challenge, in which your group happens to be a finalist.......

  • We received this interesting thesis by Elise Droste: ‘What Are Possible Ecological and Biogeochemical Impacts of Olivine Carbonation Enhancement in Oman?’. Mrs. Droste conducted her research for her study at the University College Maastricht in 2015. Her work is a contribution to decreasing the gap......

  • As talks aimed at slowing global warming drag on, researchers are pushing new ideas that some are calling last-ditch attempts to avert the worst effects of climate change. Some proposals are uncontroversial, such as using charcoal to lock carbon dioxide into soil or scattering carbon-absorbing......

  • Over the last 18 months, major academic organisations from the IPCC to the National Academy of Sciences have begun to recognise the potential importance of removing carbon from the atmosphere in addition to the main event of reducing emissions to tackle climate change. Further reading of this blog see below: http://www.virginearth.com/2015/06/carbon-removal-research-opportunities-for-action/ More in......

  • The leading Dutch newspaper “de Volkskrant” reported on Jan 10, 2015 an extensive story about the Olivine project and its originator Prof Olaf Schuiling. Context: Is the solution of the CO2 problem of our world really at hand? The vital scientist Olaf Schuiling is convinced of......