More Carbon Could Be Stored Deep in the Earth

Cambridge University and NTU Singapore have found that slow-motion collisions of tectonic plates drag more carbon into Earth’s interior than previously thought. Only about a third of the carbon recycled beneath volcanic chains returns to the surface via recycling, in contrast to previous theories that what goes down mostly comes back up. Carbon rich materials …

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Superwhite Paint Will Reduce Need for Air Conditioning and Actually Cool the Earth

Purdue University engineers have created white paint that can keep surfaces up to 18 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than their ambient surroundings – almost like a refrigerator does, but without consuming energy. Commercial “heat rejecting paints” currently on the market reflect only 80%-90% of sunlight and cannot achieve temperatures below their surroundings. The white paint that …

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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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Decomposition is Slower With Global Warming Which Means Less Future Warming

Tropical forests store about a third of Earth’s carbon and about two-thirds of its above-ground biomass. Most climate change models predict that as the world warms, all of that biomass will decompose more quickly, which would send a lot more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. But new research presented at the American Geophysical Union’s 2018 …

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Ocean Solutions are key to solving Climate Change

There is a comprehensive and systematic assessment of 13 global- and local-scale, ocean-based measures was performed to help steer the development and implementation of technologies and actions toward a sustainable outcome. Iron Fertilization and growth of large kelp farms are the two favorite programs that Nextbigfuture believes can both reduce CO2 but also massively increase …

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Potential global warming solution with rapid magnesite creation

Scientists have found a rapid way of producing magnesite, a mineral which stores carbon dioxide. If this can be developed to an industrial scale then it can help offset global warming. A tonne of naturally-occurring magnesite can remove around half a tonne of CO2 from the atmosphere. Using polystyrene microspheres as a catalyst, magnesite would …

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Global warming resistant corals will be tested in the ocean by 2019

New super global warming resistant corals could be tested on the Great Barrier Reef within a year as part of a global research effort to accelerate evolution and save the “rainforests of the seas” from extinction. Researchers are getting promising early results from cross-breeding different species of reef-building corals, rapidly developing new strains of the …

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Parody of Atlas robot testing

Auralnauts has a clip on YouTube. It has an imagined voice over conversation. It has a chat between Boston Dynamics employees testing the robot who are abusing the robot. The AI-powered machine decides to fight back against bullying. Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers …

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Risks of more Saudi Arabia and Iran conflicts and risks of a splintered Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has become the focus of a lot of potential bad scenarios. Hot and cold war conflicts with Iran could get worse. Saudi Arabia could splinter. Executions in Saudi Arabia was – Saudi Arabia saying, ‘The gloves are off,’” There is now no hope of diplomatic solution in Syria or Yemen. Saudi Arabia put …

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The Simpsons Springfield will get transformed into the Elon Musk version of the future

This Sunday, Musk, the head honcho at Tesla Motors and SpaceX, will enjoy the rare experience of watching himself in a Simpsons episode called “The Musk Who Fell to Earth.” The episode was inspired by a meeting Musk had with James L. Brooks, the longtime executive producer of the show. The men were spitballing ideas, …

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