The Future of Carbon Removal

Host Brent Ragsdale will discuss the Why and How of Carbon Removal from the Atmosphere with Alex Smith of Radio Ecoshock and also with Giana Amador from

Our old model was: if humans double the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, compared to the amount that was in the atmosphere in 1750 (before the age of industry), scientists have expected the mean temperature on Earth would be 3 degrees Centigrade hotter. That model has been a bedrock of science and policy making for decades. Now, multiple scientists and institutions are having to rethink that. The real result of a doubling of CO2 could be a global mean average of 5 degrees C. warming – which could mean 9 degree C hotter on land, or more! The climate system is more sensitive than we thought, according to the latest generation of climate models and projections prepared for the Sixth Assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

First, Brent talks with Alex Smith, host of syndicated weekly Radio Ecoshock Show – the cutting edge with top scientists, authors and activists.  He is on his fourteenth year on the air. Previously a researcher for a global environment group, he is a print journalist, homesteader, world-traveler, and private investigator.

Giana Amador is the cofounder and Managing Director at Carbon180. Carbon180 is a new breed of climate-focused NGO partnering with policymakers, scientists and businesses around the globe to build a world that removes more carbon than it emits. At the organization, she wears many hats — from guiding the team’s strategy and communications to building out the organization’s agriculture policy program. In all of her work, Giana is focused on connecting economic development, social justice, and climate action. Her past research focused on the political economy of climate change, with an emphasis on green industrial policy and coalition building.

This will be a great radio hour!  Thank you for caring about our world!

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