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  • Writer's pictureTerri Pugh

May 31, 2023 - Your Scoop in CDR!

Arnold Schwarzenegger says "climate change" needs a rebranding “As long as they keep talking about global climate change, they are not gonna go anywhere. ‘Cause no one gives a s--- about that,” Arnold Schwarzenegger said in an interview on CBS’ “Sunday Morning.”

  • “We’re talking about pollution. Pollution creates climate change, and pollution kills,” he said.

  • While global investment in clean tech is increasing, so too are greenhouse gas emissions. And while concern among Democrats is rising, only 23% of Republicans say climate change is a major threat to the country’s well-being, according to the Pew Research Center.

The National Academy of Sciences report Scaling the capacity of negative emissions technologies to meet expected needs for carbon removal will require a concerted research effort to address the constraints that currently limit deployment. The research agenda proposed in this report addresses gaps in scientific and technical understanding, and research needed for bringing negative emissions technologies up to scale, including cost reductions, deployment, and monitoring and verification.

To achieve goals for climate and economic growth, "negative emissions technologies" (NETs) that remove and sequester carbon dioxide from the air will need to play a significant role in mitigating climate change. Unlike carbon capture and storage technologies that remove carbon dioxide emissions directly from large point sources such as coal power plants, NETs remove carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere or enhance natural carbon sinks. Storing the carbon dioxide from NETs has the same impact on the atmosphere and climate as simultaneously preventing an equal amount of carbon dioxide from being emitted. Recent analyses found that deploying NETs may be less expensive and less disruptive than reducing some emissions, such as a substantial portion of agricultural and land-use emissions and some transportation emissions.

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Negative Emissions Technologies and Reliable Sequestration: A Research Agenda. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

Clever Carbon - Carbon Herald interview with Michelle Li Every single person on this planet has a carbon footprint comprising all the activities he/she chooses. Being aware of our individual climate impact is critical to help us take responsibility. Clever Carbon is on a mission to empower people to find out their carbon footprint. It also helps them in their next steps to cut emissions in a clever and fun way that invites engagement. Carbon Footprint Quiz - NBA Green ; Handy Pocket Guide;

My own carbon footprint is 13.7 tonnes of CO2 annually. It is lower than most Americans because I work from home and have no commute.

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