$10 Billion Jeff Bezos Earth Fund Will Fight Climate Change

Jeff Bezos launched the Bezos Earth Fund with an Instagram announcement.⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Bezos said Climate change is the biggest threat to our planet. I want to work alongside others both to amplify known ways and to explore new ways of fighting the devastating impact of climate change on this planet we all share. This global …

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Global CO2 Emissions Did Not Increase in 2019

Global emissions were unchanged at 33 gigatonnes in 2019 even as the world GDP grew by 2.9%. Increased wind, solar power, natural gas power and higher nuclear power output in developed countries offset increased emissions in emerging countries. * coal CO2 emission declined by about 200 million tonnes (Mt). This was -1.3%. * advanced economies …

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90% of Truck CO2 Emissions Could be Captured and Liquified into Fuel

Researchers at EPFL have patented capturing CO2 directly from a trucks’ exhaust system and liquefying it in a box on the vehicle’s roof. The liquid CO2 is then delivered to a service station, where it is turned into conventional fuel using renewable energy. This could cut trucks’ CO2 emissions by almost 90%. They plan to …

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World Emits 37 Billion Tons of CO2 for 0.6% Increase But USA CO2 Emissions Drops 1.7%

The Global Carbon Project reported that world CO2 emissions reached 37 billion tons per year in 2019. This was an increase from the 36.6 billion tons emission estimate for 2018. This was a 0.6% increase from 2018. There was 2.1 percent growth in 2018 and 1.5 percent growth in 2017. The United States decreased emissions …

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MIT Makes Better Industrial Carbon Capture Technology But It is 100 Times More Costly Than Trees

MIT had made a solid-state faradaic electro-swing reactive adsorption system comprising an electrochemical cell that exploits the reductive addition of CO2 to quinones for carbon capture. The reported device is compact and flexible, obviates the need for ancillary equipment, and eliminates the parasitic energy losses by using electrochemically activated redox carriers. An electrochemical cell with …

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Genetically Engineered Plants To Reduce Atmospheric Methane and Global Warming

Guest Post by Neil Farbstein Neil Farbstein contact info; vnbcibnc@gmail.com Methane in the atmosphere is a very potent greenhouse gas. Over a 20-year period, methane traps 84 times more heat per mass unit than carbon dioxide. There is a distinct possibility that large increases in future methane may lead to surface warming that increases nonlinearly …

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Boosting Plants to Close the CO2 Absorption Gap

Terrestrial plants (land based plants) are removing about 29 percent of our emissions that would otherwise contribute to growth of the atmospheric CO2 concentration. What Lucas Cernusak, ecoyphysiologist from James Cook University in Australia, model analysis showed is that the role of terrestrial photosynthesis in driving this land carbon sink is larger than estimated in …

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