Viva Cundliffe joined a panel on climate change issues which can be viewed here on Facebook:
The Forum has been working hard at curating interesting content:
Viva Cundliffe joined a panel on climate change issues which can be viewed here on Facebook:
The Forum has been working hard at curating interesting content:
Summer 2021 will probably tell all for Canada and Russia, as well as the North pole.
The accelerating pace of methane buildup, for which the hydroxyl radical is the #1 counter-agent, is dangerously poised now at the fall of 2020, on the precipice of numerous burping chimneys in the Arctic.
Dr. Natalia Shakova and her colleagues in Russia look set to be completely correct in their analysis of the sub permafrost reservoirs in the shallows North of Russia, in Siberia.
There are only two technologies that propose remedying the released methane. One is a heavily engineered atmosphere-sucking zeolite adsorption-and catalytic destruction system; the other is a very simple hydroxyl dispersal technology. When it comes down to choosing, we better be thinking about how much technology we are going to throw at this self-made plight borne out of the exceedingly deceptive and abundant materialism and industrialism of the so-called superior members of the human race.
As we all are awed at the reductions in our food crops, we also better be scaling methane countermeasures.
There could suddenly come a point that our fitness to lodge a counter-technology disappears as food scarcity advances.
Public policy does not yet show that it apprehends this situation, because neither of the two counter-measures are scaling yet as of November 2020.
It is every individual’s duty in this period to be advising their publicly elected officials that their science bureaucrats, whom they depend on for advice have abundantly failed. When we pair this debacle borne out of self preservation with the avarice-filled fossil fuel sector, we have what are known as forensic contributors to the build up of numerous abandoned emissions in the atmospheric infrastructure of the planet. I would hope now, that absolutely no one very soon, will deny that the atmosphere IS a SEWER system, which requires respectful management and care.
We all use the atmosphere to receive wastes, and thus, it will by force of its obvious status as a sewer system, a uniting of the global kind like never before.I truly hope we get these technologies scaled right away. I am attached to the hydroxyl dispersal mitigation technology over at http://www.reductiontech.com
We have to be very clear with the laggard policy makers, that these technologies are now essentially more important than planting trees, which will take 50 years to ramp up. It all must be put front and center. We need as much speed as we can muster.
Viva Cundliffe, PhD abd, CEO ReductionTech Inc.
ReductionTech Inc is a beneficial company that is incorporated so that it can hire professional staff in the future to remove all GHGs at once, otherwise, we are of different character than traditional for-profit corporations, whom are also culpable for forcing over-consumption on people for the sake of money.
Have you opened a window for fresh air or to deodorize your indoor space? Have you rolled down a window in your car to get “fresh air? Did you or your mother admire the clothing dried on a clothesline because they smelled “so good”? When you passed gas somewhere, did you move away from that area, knowing the scent you created would dissipate? (to be fair, by the hydroxyl and by diffusion)
Did you turn on a fan to replace indoor air with outdoor air? Have you taken an outdoor walk to refresh your health?
These are examples of you working with hydroxyl radicals, which are found in ordinary air.
Did you know that the air around you is a working sewer system? Well it is! It processes massive varieties of chemicals including the CO2 you exhale and all other greenhouse gases.
It is now not working properly, why? Because the hydroxyl refreshing sewer system is overloaded. We were not meant to discharge the amounts of exhaust we currently do. We have overshot its capacity today by a factor of two. This fast-acting atmospheric sewer system is also tied to the Ozone layer, where oxygen, which is a part of the system, is tied up with refrigerant gases from fridges, air conditioners, cooling and legally prescribed HVAC systems. (HVAC systems are REQUIRED to replenish Oxygen/Hydroxyl all the time) These technologies, along with combustion “eat” oxygen and hydroxyl.
We are now confronted with the choices to continue, to lower our use of this beautiful, DIVINE, sewer system, and probably need to enhance it if we can. If we can add more hydroxyl, would we? What if we could replace the hydroxyl to a level that is now needed?
I think we should begin actively replacing and enhancing the hydroxyl content of the air to save us from certain failure as stewards. Have a look a http://www.reductiontech.com to learn more. It offers a $10/tonne CO2e system that can be scaled globally to achieve the needed hydroxyl levels!
Viva Cundliffe, PhD abd
If you are paying less, you should know that it hurts the cause of remedying climate change. Cheaper tree-based offset Schemes are vastly undervalued for convenience “greenwashing”. Please don’t pay less than $50/Tonne to ensure that all vetted technologies are piloted-not all of that funding is in place yet.
The global private carbon market needs to get a MEMO from everyone else, from the bottom up, that we need the technologies sorted out for the Climate Emergency.
Please view the referenced articles about the real costs to society in published literature:
Please visit this blog article:
“Emergent is a non-profit organization with the sole mission of accelerating the speed and scale of tropical forest conservation to combat the climate crisis. With an international team of world-class climate experts and a board with deep private and public sector experience, Emergent is supported by a coalition including the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Norwegian government’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI).”
While this coalition must be supported, we actually require technology to be scaled to keep apace if possible with the Climate Shift. Watch these Climate leaders address what we’re facing. It is time for all people to be advising their elected officials that they want technology scaled right away. If we do not do this, there’s no telling how the “Climate Neutrality by 2050 is going to fail us'”
We are now in a Level II Abrupt Climate Shift, which combines a 1.4’C global average temperature with accelerating and increasing numbers of tipping points.
The historical abandoned emissions in the atmospherics along with the present high daily emissions of the West are the key focal point issues.
Simply put, the abandoned emissions must be removed with technology.
All members of Western society are aware that their lifestyle emissions and industrial emissions require complete mitigation. There are only a few direct mitigation technologies to select from; therefore all of them must be furthered by public policy.
The fear of climate collapse needs to be higher than any other priority in the minds of Western leaders.
Some leaders are offering climate carbon neutrality by 2050. This is not appropriate to the level of actual danger, and science advisors within the governments are jointly failing the leaders as well as the public which pays their salaries.
A level III Climate Emergency may appear very closely on the heels of a Level II Climate emergency, where we have runaway warming either directly or through a burp of methane, ocean CO2 sink collapse or disappearance of clouds.
The time to launch all options that truly mitigate by defining what they are, and scaling them, is now.
Viva Cundliffe, PhD abd
Hydroxyl is the main sink for tropospheric ozone, which is desirable at this lower altitude but if we wanted to repair the ozone layer, we would need to ensure that oxide radicals were delivered to the stratosphere instead. The natural tendency of an oxide radical released at room temperature is to go to the ground state eventually if it does not form the newly termed doublet hydroxyl (An O* in HO*OH). This causes the oxide, or even a doublet hydroxyl radical to revert to HO2* or atomic ground state oxide, and then reincorporate into the Ozone cycle higher up, most likely in the Stratosphere. This would be most likely where the atmosphere is shorter, such as at the poles. This may be important if the Ozone Layer is now regularly damaged at both poles. (11-2020 Comment by Viva Cundliffe PhD abd)
Note this below explanation from this Harvard University site: The formulas are omitted here but are there http://acmg.seas.harvard.edu/people/faculty/djj/book/bookchap10.html
10.2 CATALYTIC LOSS CYCLES
In the late 1950s it was discovered that catalytic cycles initiated by oxidation of water vapor could represent a significant sink for O3 in the stratosphere. Water vapor is supplied to the stratosphere by transport from the troposphere, and is also produced within the stratosphere by oxidation of CH4. Water vapor mixing ratios in the stratosphere are relatively uniform, in the range 3-5 ppmv. In the stratosphere, water vapor is oxidized by O(1D) produced from (R3) :
The high-energy O(1D) atoms are necessary to overcome the stability of the H2O molecule.
The hydroxyl radical OH produced by See can react with O3, producing the hydroperoxy radical HO2 which in turn reacts with O3:
We refer to the ensemble of OH and HO2 as the HOx chemical family. The sequence of reactions (R6) and (R7) consumes O3 while conserving HOx. Therefore HOx acts as a catalyst for O3 loss; production of one HOx molecule by (R5) can result in the loss of a large number of O3 molecules by cycling of HOx through (R6) and (R7) . Termination of the catalytic cycle requires loss of HOx by a reaction such as
The sequence (R5) – (R8) is a chain reaction for O3 loss in which (R5) is the initiation step, (R6) – (R7) are the propagation steps, and (R8) is the termination step. There are several variants to the HOx-catalyzed mechanism, involving reactions other than See – See ; see problem 10. 4 . From knowledge of stratospheric water vapor concentrations and rate constants for (R5) – (R8) , and assuming chemical steady state for the HOx radicals (a safe assumption in view of their short lifetimes), one can calculate the O3 loss rate. Such calculations conducted in the 1950s and 1960s found that HOx catalysis was a significant O3 sink but not sufficient to reconcile the chemical budget of O3. Nevertheless, the discovery of HOx catalysis introduced the important new idea that species present at trace levels in the stratosphere could trigger chain reactions destroying O3. This concept was to find its crowning application in subsequent work, as described below. Another key advance was the identification of (R5) as a source for the OH radical, a strong oxidant. As we will see in chapter 11, oxidation by OH provides the principal sink for a large number of species emitted in the atmosphere. Finally, recent work has shown that the HOx-catalyzed mechanism represents in fact the dominant sink of O3 in the lowest part of the stratosphere ( section 10.4 ). End Quote.
So, the two ongoing problems, Stratospheric Ozone decline, and Tropospheric swamping of hydroxyl levels due to anthropogenic pollution deserve different consideration for any direct remediation effort.
Viva Cundliffe, PhD abd
We applied for a Provincial OK to release hydroxyl for carbon offsetting/GHG removal. It will be several weeks before the company obtains the green light. This application is the first of its kind in Canada. The company charges $25/CO2 equivalent for its nature based solution.
With 40 billion tonnes of addressable, abandoned CO2 emissions being produced for several years in a row, no one should be under the illusion that the two to three planets’s worth of trees actually needed, nor the speed of CO2 removal can really be counted as action: it is more like just putting trees back.
Using biology like this is a pastoral approach, and is not appropriate for handling an abrupt climate shift, or several shifts in sequence as we may be looking at in terms of collapse milestones known as feed backs and tipping points.
Really, governments are just at the beginning of the virtuous chain of actions that are necessary to match the “speed of technology” that is behind this full spectrum disaster. Technology can provide the matching magnitude of GHG removals required to move the levels downward in a time frame that can mean reasonable human survival.
The trees planted will not remove us from the worst case scenarios pathways, which we are still firmly on. Don’t be pacified by governments who are still avoiding paying for technology based removal of gases. They need to be reminded that this is far from being dealt with and that working technology was needed thirty years ago.
Humanity, unfortunately is going to have to go into the “red” to ensure a feasible climate security picture. There is little government machinery in place to pay for public GHG removal, which means that politicians were the last to truly understand the situation. This does not bode well for humanity unless we all ensure that politicians know the IPCC has already spoken on this: GHG removal technologies are urgently required for immediate deployment and this should be their first priority above everything else.
PAY ATTENTION TO KEVIN ANDERSON: https://youtu.be/aTaqd6rn2RA
Viva Cundliffe, PhD abd, climate strategist.
You’d think that the 300MT of removed carbon was really helping in the voluntary carbon markets, but it is not. Buyers of offsets there can steal a tonne of CO2 removed for a buck, leaving the offsetters and the victims cheated of at least $49/tonne according to numerous sources on the true costs of carbon and methane. The true cost must be streamlined globally right away, as there are funds for mitigation going missing because of shorting in these markets, by both private companies AND GOVERNMENTS.
See for yourself here at these links:
Until the world, through the IPCC and other international agreements, standardizes the reparations cost for GHGs, both governments and private organizations will abuse these markets for the sake of profit.
Even in glorious Canada, governments have only been paying $12 or less CAD for offsets, and pocketing the difference from up to $50 in taxes/tonne to general revenue. There are claims that the tax is revenue neutral but the figures do not add up, nor is there a dedicated trust fund publicized for that difference, and there should be.
The voluntary market only offsets 330MT/year CO2e, in a possible 40Billion tonne market, so in this early stage is it critical to be setting aside the correct mitigation funds for the real mitigation to come.
Viva Cundliffe, PhD abd
CEO, ReductionTech Inc
There has never been a committee struck to discuss GHG removal technologies at the international level, like COP 26, but I contacted Alok Sharm the Chair, to finally ask for a committee.
This lack of policy action has led to a “climate apartheid” that must be stopped. This Doctor, camping in tree tops to stop TMX pipeline truly knows that we must stop it: https://bc.ctvnews.ca/vancouver-doctor-marks-6-days-camping-in-trees-to-protest-trans-mountain-pipeline-1.5056955#:~:text=A%20Vancouver%20doctor%20has%20spent,protest%20the%20Trans%20Mountain%20pipeline.&text=VANCOUVER%20%2D%2D%20A%20Vancouver%20doctor,Trans%20Mountain%20pipeline%20expansion%20project.
Climate crisis already causing deaths and childhood stunting, report reveals: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/31/climate-crisis-already-causing-deaths-and-childhood-stunting-report-reveals
The developed nations are entangled in a murder-suicide climate emergency that must be stopped:
Experts Warn Climate Change Is Already Killing Way More People Than We Record: https://www.sciencealert.com/official-death-records-are-terrible-at-showing-how-many-people-are-dying-from-the-climate-crisis
As the Arctic Ice degrades to open-slush this year, we must double-down to get technologies removing the GHGs, and cutting emissions further-no excuses. Folks! There is a body count! Get on the right side of history and tell your politicians to remove carbon now. Deniers must be re-educated and re-educated again.
There we have it, and so we add this as a potential big clue that this planet’s ecosystem is influenced by its resident life. They were a source of fossil fuels, using the free energy of the sun, and their extinction events have been very beneficial for us.
We have a higher CO2 level than presented in the above graph at 480 ppm effective CO2 level in CO2e, when the refrigerant gas releases are factored in. (Dr. R. Prinn MIT)
In this first video, I presented the Atmospheric Contingency Plan Oxygen Assessment part 1 and provide this important paper on the snowball earth phenomenon, which is well studied at http://www.snowballearth.org.
There are many excellent discussions on this and stem from a long tradition of multidisciplinary forensics in the area of Geology; these are available to us to have a real chance at a non toxic phase 2 in our battle with global warming. Subscribe and stay tuned.
The truth shall set you free…or maybe not….
The atmosphere almost totally relies upon the hydro oxygens to clean it. Here is proof from over a dozen major institutions: https://acd-ext.gsfc.nasa.gov/People/Jackman/Liang_et_al_2017.pdf
The abstract and introduction are very clear so this really is a full scientific endorsement for OH and hydro oxygens as a route for atmospheric cleanup, especially methane which is coming online.
Further to this the paper reads: “The hydroxyl radical (OH) is the primary atmospheric oxidant, and reaction with tropospheric OH is the most important removal process for many ozone-depleting substances (ODSs), their replacements and other gases that contain one or more hydrogen atoms, e.g., hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Many of these compounds are also potent greenhouse gases (GHGs) and can exert significant impacts on climate [Rigby et al., 2014; Velders et al., 2015]. The rates at which these long-lived gases are removed from the atmosphere, and therefore, their lifetimes, are dependent on the atmospheric OH abundance…
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If the current man made greenhouse gases and methane were removed from the air, humanity would lower the global temperature by half a degree Celsius.
There is a technology which can emit the hydroxyl radical, whose formula is OH* on a large scale to do this. This OH* is lighter than water in air and floats along with the wind until it can react with one of the greenhouse gases and remove them. About half of the OH* put in the air meets with these gases.
When the OH* is made by the technology, it starts with one oxygen radical, an O*. This O* makes contact with water and forces the water to react and make two OH*.
The formula is O* + H2O→ 2OH*
In this way an oxygen-like OH is doubled, which makes the process much more effective and efficient.
Scientists have learned that this common molecule does…
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The first dimension is the abandonment of billions of CO2 equivalents of emissions into our common atmosphere, totally abusing the services it provides. We all have done this, and must remember we are hurting others directly when we do.
The second dimension is treating the heating caused by the gases. The only way to do that are to remove or prevent these gases. We need to do everything to reduce the gas levels, which means that both approaches should be in full swing. For some reason, we have attempted only half of this, by trying to change carbonisation of our economies, and have left out the critical gas levels.
The present gas levels are a critical threat and part of the root cause of our problems. We should not point fingers about this being “green washing”, nor an easy get out of jail card. People will have to be deployed for the removal and so lives and societies are being changed. We have very little time for climate virtue signaling now.
We can’t let climate virtue signaling drown out the fact that we are in a great deal of peril and need to select emergency measures now and fund them to scale.
We will have to rely on some kind of science informed process at an international level-perhaps through the Clean Development Mechanism, which could be tasked with hosting a process, and having it connect with the COP 26 as major committee work sessions. I think there is no excuse left for this to happen at COP 26. We should virtually force these CO2 removal committees to be struck for COP 26.
Good news, the Canadian Federal Government is now engaged in creating GHG offset protocols. One step closer to removing the public’s emissions gap in Canada.
I see that biomass energy is considered carbon neutral no matter what. Well it matters. If globally we are at more than 400ppm, and we are at 500ppm as of June 2020, we need to be reducing aggressively, no matter what field we are in. Playing the carbon neutral card a this point is a sophomoric technicality.
Our negative emissions technology which disperses hydroxyl, at https://www.reductiontech.com at ReductionTech.com, will be necessary to achieve our urgent temperature goals.
The recent Ozone hole over the Arctic show yet again that science is still actually struggling with a very serious problem which can be addressed with another Oxygen Protocol.
We all know that the base chemistry is important and must be focused upon when thinking about how to address the persistent holes.
Here we see in the graphic that O1D oxygen is a major driver of oxidation cycles in the Ozone layer. The way this can be addressed is to use YSZ ceramic membranes to produce oxide gas. This oxide will serve perfectly an instill the baseline molecules including more hydroxyl and more Ozone within the very critical Chapman cycle.
An airlift of oxide gas in compressed tanks could be initiated to provide this solution. The main technical barrier remaining is to test whether oxide gas can be compressed successfully for this protocol.
This key part of the Oxygen Earth Protocol simply needs ceramic cells producing oxide gas after confirming compressibility of oxide.
Viva Cundliffe, PhD abd
Fossil Fuels on Trial: Where the Major Climate Change Lawsuits Stand Today: Quoted from the article cited below the excerpt:
“Updated Jan. 17, 2020, with federal appeals court dismissing the national youth climate lawsuit.
The wave of legal challenges that is washing over the oil and gas industry, demanding accountability for climate change, started as a ripple after revelations that ExxonMobil had long recognized the threat fossil fuels pose to the world.
Over the past few years: Two states have launched fraud investigations into Exxon over climate change and sued (one went to trial in 2019, and the attorney general lost). Nine cities and counties, from New York to San Francisco, have sued major fossil fuel companies, seeking compensation for climate change damages. And determined children have filed lawsuits against the federal government and various state governments, claiming the governments have an obligation to safeguard the environment.”
The article continues here:
Comment: As we see below, there are significant cases falling through the cracks because of legislative confusion. Governments, through their judicial systems are too often forgetting that they are the parties that provided permits and licensing for many decades. This government amnesia must be corrected through concerted effort and awareness of litigants, by forcing them to remember that they did provide “permit issuing supervision” on behalf of the people, in a position of trust that should be completely consistent across the whole government architecture. The judges have no excuse for missing the reality of government joint culpability, and indeed the government really has a critical co-liability that they are effectively hiding by avoiding the facts about their own governments. To this end I have written to the International Commission of Juries, which sets standards for judges, explaining this problem.
As a climate strategist, environmental engineer, and Clean tech founder, I want the following advice to be on record, so that our urgent climate crisis is better dealt with. Firstly to get justice happening for the historical emissions floating around in the atmosphere, which is a liability for the wealthy ten percent, they need to divide their emissions into three categories, their personal lifestyle emissions, their personal operations, and the emissions baked into their investments, and then they must cut them very drastically and attempt to go carbon negative. Then, there are two liability areas for the government-industrial-corporate complex: first is the historical emissions gap, second is the present emissions gap, both need to be targeted. Simply put, in order for the wealthy to begin to address the debt they have caused by their large footprints, they are going to have to downsize.
Things like private jets, boats, extra residences must go into lock down and not used on a long term basis. They must take responsibility for the emissions embedded in their investments because they are liable for indulging on those investments. And doing things, like Royal funds for Climate solutions, Billionaire Climate projects must at least quintuple in size to be of any real leadership value or effect. Angel investors must engage in very stringent carbon accounting with their startup portfolios, or be held liable.
The wealthy should also consider giving back to governments and letting infrastructure investments happen on a very generous and worldwide basis. Tax payments could be lump sum and voluntary, and the wealthy should think more progressively in this way, which will help them move out of their acquisitive lives, to a life of more relevance, responsibility and meaning. Just doing green washing, with nominal sums in the tens of millions of funds is not going to accomplish what needs to get done if humanity is going to survive. I encourage them to start an accounting ledger for carbon conservation work they accomplish to protect themselves from future liability, because the liability landscape for climate change has only just begun.
They need to look at this graphic and do the math with changing this graphic to carbon negative in mind. I also want them to realize that the states which have allowed the amassing of excessive abundant money resources is justified in amending tax policy to recoup for the externalities which the wealthy are taking advantage of, and are not paying for, and, do most certainly owe money for. Governments that are funded do things like clean up slums, pollution, and protect environments and should be given their due so that this can be accomplished.
Well with COVID 19 and the climate crisis totally force everyone to be thinking at a global level, as survival, habitat and shelter is being taken by the mostly white western culture’s excessive emissions. This debt is not only karmic, is is a debt created from the unleashing of capitalisms’ cancerous white collar criminals. They dragged a lot of unsuspecting people along into their damaging selfish and destructive wholesale systems purely to push goods on others for the sake of profit. Before we could get policy in place to assess product life cycles, these criminals raced to fleece the planet’s resources, and leave others homeless and starving as a direct result from the excessive emissions that resulted in western cultures. We all now that the top 1% have not yet been fully reigned in and made accountable for their excesses and destructive business models. These liabilities must be played out in law courts as urgently as possible. No one will get out of this planet without accounting for their deeds in this area to a supreme being that has been generous with a magical creation and probably looks upon the Earth as one of the universe’s greatest eyesores.
We all have to pressure our societies to move in this direction permanently.
Viva Cundliffe, Eng., PhD abd
Hydroxyl cycles with nature, as the Sun exposure in the fall reduces, there is less there to control the virus, but we keep up pollution levels all year, thus, the pollution particle vector is maximized in the fall and winter. Less hydroxyl means more viruses, and high pollution levels steal hydroxyl that may have been destined to kill viruses naturally. This supports the statement that hydroxyl is swamped by our emissions to our detriment.
Well, we actually have to begin dropping productivity and stopping expansion through government health authorities, whom are tasked with protecting public health.
Governments need to ration productivity and expansion by creating an effective across the board 7.1% reduction in emissions every year for 10 years. Essential services may have more leeway than non essential, which can take a bigger reduction to achieve this average.
All investments, such as private, like angel networks, and venture capitalists need to be mandated and put on a rationing system to become climate neutral and carbon negative as soon as possible, holding these organizations accountable in detail and in writing.
These policies should have been implemented as we experienced the coronavirus. Now that we have the game plan for that happening, it’s time to focus on GHG reduction through two streams: actual direct removal from the air with technology, and emissions reduction through planning de-carbonization, de-growth, population reduction, and green deals.
Unfortunately the honor system was not successful for governments nor private groups and people, so we must wake up to the fact that this is no longer optional as it is a life or death situation, a real and present existential threat to all of us. Left-right politics is nothing but a distraction from what needs to get done now. We must globally launch into a GHG draw down right away. There is no excuse for not doing this and the punishment will be extinction level loss of a quickly shrinking habitat and biodiversity. It is now DO or DIE. Wake up your elected officials ASAP everyone.
ReductionTech, the most desperately needed GHG draw down technology in the world, where we say “Local Pollution is Global Pollution”. We’re ready to go, and just waiting for governments to come to their senses.
Well we are all swimming in each other’s exhausts. This is not being negative or purist, this is the reality. Local pollution is now global pollution because we are collectively so numerous and so powerful.
We know more than enough to begin removing GHGs from the atmosphere with technologies that disperse hydroxyl radicals like ReductionTech.com.
Governments have to make the big moves on this as soon as possible; it will not work any other way.
My own mother, who is 79 years young falls into this mistaken thinking, and I have heard that many others in this demographic do as well. This means that a large number of people are not paying attention to their carbon footprints because they think that humans can’t impact the climate.
How do we use science to ensure that the seniors not on board are taught properly?
As the world plummets and crashes into a projected 3’C world, the only things left to do are remove GHGs from the air by any and every means possible.
Note the methods in this article. I don’t support BECCs, but all others are good. Not included is hydroxyl dispersal, (reductiontech.com), which removes all emissions at once and packs the most punch.
A B Corp or a Community Contribution Corporation is mandated to be sustainable for the environment and to limit profit taking, among other things. This would be really helpful for everyone, and reign in the harmful aspects of capitalism, while preserving entrepreneurship.
Bad billionaires and millionaires lift money from their employees and suppliers, and we should not forget that all money is tied to raw materials that come from the Earth, (a delicate space habitat) no matter how special you think the innovators and entrepreneurs are.
Millions of humans and species are at risk of going extinct because of our emissions practices and so this trend must stop. By having significant fractions of the private sector, the engine of new growth, and governments taking responsibility largely for public emissions, we can begin to reverse course.
Two weeks ago I tweeted to Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates, asking them to go carbon negative with their operations, and now I am calling for the same from the whole private sector and governments.
Businesses use raw materials from the Earth as they expand or grow, and must take the emissions into account up front or we will get nowhere with the trajectory of killing. The same goes for governments. In Canada I have found that no level of government has expressly taken responsibility for the public’s emissions, so the public just goes on with no means to help themselves. I am certain that the Canadian public does not want to be the cause of human and animal deaths if they don’t have to, and is willing to treat the polluted commons as a whole if possible.
The means to remove emissions for the public is available.
I have also called for angel investors in BC to go carbon negative with their portfolios. If a combined effort in this direction were taken, and all of the above was included, we would be on the right track.
Governments going carbon neutral by 2050 is sending the clear message that a vast number of deaths of humans and animals are acceptable as we hold to a high standard of living in the meantime, mollycoddling the situation as painlessly as possible. There is untold pain and suffering because of this message, arable land is being lost, and many lives with it, all because of us-the advanced nations.
It is past time for governments to deal with the public’s emissions through removal and reduction schemes that are more effective than the carbon tax and time fo businesses everywhere to go carbon negative.
Look around, local pollution IS global pollution.
Viva Cundliffe, PhD abd, ReductionTech