Articles Tagged with: global warming

From Vice: ‘Pentagon Warns of Immediate National Security Threats From Climate Change’

Vice recently published a story about a new report released by Pentagon officials regarding the national security threat climate change poses for the United States. The article reports:

Rising sea levels, hotter global temperatures, wildly fluctuating precipitation patterns, and more frequent extreme weather systems will likely intensify global instability, hunger, and poverty.

These threats, along with many others, are what we face if we fail to address climate change – and fast.

The Oxford Handbook of the Macroeconomics of Global Warming

I contributed to a new book, The Oxford Handbook of the Macroeconomics of Global Warming. This new book was featured in an article on, “New book examines the macroeconomics of global warming.” My contribution is titled: “The Need for Sustainable Development and a Carbon Market: Avoiding Extinction.” You can read the article from here.

Global Thermostat in the News

I am featured in the October 13, 2014 issue of The New Yorker. The article, titled “Climate Trades,” is by James Surowiecki, and it discusses “developing-world [carbon] emissions.” You can read the full article here.

The Global Thermostat team, including Co-Founder Peter Eisenberger and I, were featured in the MIT Technology Review, in an article titled, “Can Sucking CO2 Out of the Atmosphere Really Work?” You can read that article here.

Global Thermostat in De Morgen

Graciela Chichilnisky and Global Thermostat appeared in the Brussels-based newspaper, De Morgen, on September 2, 2014. The article covers Graciela’s appearance alongside Richard Branson at the 2014 i-SUP conference. The original article appears in Dutch, but you can view an English translation here.

Graciela Chichilnisky’s 2014 i-SUP Presentations

Graciela Chichilnisky presented two presentations – “Avoiding Extinction” and “Closing the Carbon Cycle for Sustainability” – at the 2014 i-SUP Conference in Brussels on September 2, 2014. You can view the presentations below:

Avoiding Extinction

Closing the Carbon Cycle for Sustainability

Finally, here’s Graciela in the Town Hall of Antwerp – usually closed to the public – where she met with the Mayor of the City of Antwerp:


The 4th Annual i-SUP Conference

Graciela Chichilnisky will attend the 4th annual i-SUP conference this September 1-3, taking place at the Hilton Atwerp in Belgium – organized by VITO and TERI.

She will participate in a CEO roundtable on September 1 at 2 pm CET and give a keynote speech on September 2 at 9:45 am CET as part of the official thematic opening session.

You can view the detailed agenda and background information here.

Global Thermostat in Newsweek

Newsweek recently published an article, “Direct Air Capture Makes Pollution a Cash Cow,” in which Betsy Isaacson covers the work of Global Thermostat and our innovative direct air capture technology. You can view the article here.

Concerning the criticism of DAC in the article:

Graciela Chichilnisky is a major contributor to the IPCC’s reports, knows well the dangers of climate change and is deeply committed to mitigating them as quickly as possible. She is realistic enough to know that while agitation to reduce fossil fuel use is of key importance, we cannot depend solely on that effort to achieve reductions because we’re up against very powerful interests that can delay or derail those efforts at least in the short run. Other, compatible avenues have to be pursued without proponents of each believing that theirs is the only solution and that all others are a distraction. Global Thermostat’s technology takes carbon out of the air now and is an important transition strategy for reducing GHGs while working for a non-fossil energy future. We are lucky enough to also have the support of key investors such as Edgar Bronfman and VICE, and world leading industrial firms such as Corning, DKVeritas, Linde and many others who believe in the technology of Global Thermostat and know its potential as part of the solution to combat climate change.

Where algae and carbon capture merge

Gigaom recently published an article on Algae Systems, a startup that uses algae to create green fuel. Algae Systems has a long-standing relationship with Global Thermostat, and the startup plans to integrate its technology with Global Thermostat’s to build a new plant.

You can read all about Algae Systems and its partnership with Global Thermostat here.

American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY) Summit

August 10-13, our Co-Founder & CEO, Graciela Chichilnisky, attended and spoke at the American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY) Summit in Aspen, Colorado. Graciela joined world leaders who collectively called for faster progress addressing climate change – one of the greatest threats to mankind.

Anna Shen wrote about the event ahead of time on the HuffPost Green blog. You can read the full article here.

The 11th Annual AREDAY Summit


August 10-13 marks the 11th Annual AREDAY Summit in Aspen, Colorado. At the conference, I will deliver keynote remarks, “Economics of Air Capture and Carbon”; attend a luncheon with former president Jimmy Carter as a member of the American Renewable Energy Institute’s (AREI) Board of Directors, and receive an award for “Leadership in Technical Innovation and Solution.”

You can view the agenda here. You can also register for the conference on the AREDAY Summit website.

Two New Graciela Chichilnisky Presentations from the Green Economics Conference in India

On August 7, 2014, I will present four speeches to the Green Economics: MEA IIM Conference in India. You can view my presentations now in the slides below:

The first is a presentation on “green capitalism” and the solution it provides to climate change:

The second presentation includes my reflections on the Kyoto Protocol carbon market, as its author:

Thank you for viewing.

Catch up on Global Thermostat’s exciting year so far

This month, you can catch up on our latest work when an interview with our own Peter Eisenberger and me airs on CNBC and Fox Business.

The 21st Century Television interview with Peter and me helps explain the carbon market and Global Thermostat’s role, and it examines the technology we are using to confront global warming.

The program will air on CNBC June 11 at 11:30 pm PT and on Fox Business June 22 at 8:30 am PT.

International Seminar on Green Economics: The Road to a Balanced and Healthy Economy

Countries have developed during the past 20 years, but questions have remained unanswered: What kind of development have we had? What has really happened in past 20 years? Have things got better or worse for most people and most things on the planet and its systems? What kind of growth we have had? Does the sustainable development concept make societies from developed, developing and undeveloped countries wealthier, happier or healthier? The gap between richer and poorer sections of society has increased. World economies have grown and developed in terms of and in relation to their GDP. On the one side, there is poverty (deficit) and on the other side, there is wastage (excess). The global economy witnessed a high degree of imbalance in terms of extraction and usage of resources. The state of nature and its natural resources like the quality of water and air are on a downward spiral and have reached an alarming point.

With this as the background, the Meghalaya Economic Association (MEA) in collaboration with IIM, Shillong is organizing an International Seminar on Green Economics: “The Road to a Balanced and Healthy Economy” on the 7th and 8th August, 2014 in Shillong. The noted personalities, Prof. Graciela Chichilnisky, Colombia University and the Architect of carbon credit market, and Miriam Kennet, founder of Green Economics Institute, United Kingdom have been invited as key speakers to the proposed seminar. The event will also draw together academicians, government officials, political leaders and key institutional, business and sustainability practitioners to create, explore and share experiences related to the subject.­­­­

The event will take place August 7th and 8th at the Pinewood Hotel in Meghalava, India. For more information, click here.

Can Today’s Technology Save Us?

“Technology is often touted as the savior that will rescue us from our misbegotten ways, redeem us and put us on the track to utopia.” This article by David Doody examines ways technology can help us address pressing global issues. To read the full article, which discusses Global Thermostat’s work capturing carbon, click here.

Figueres says investors can no longer afford to ignore climate change costs

“Figueres says investors can no longer afford to ignore climate change costs”, UN, January 15, 2014. “The impacts of climate change on the global economy can no longer be ignored, the United Nations senior climate official told investment leaders today, urging them to ‘green’ their portfolios by supporting renewable energy assets and shift away from fossil fuel investments.” Toread the article click here.

World May Have To Suck Gases From Air To Meet Climate Goals

“World May Have To Suck Gases From Air To Meet Climate Goals”, Reuters, January 20, 2014. “Governments may have to extract vast amounts of greenhouse gases from the air by 2100 to achieve a target for limiting global warming, backed by trillion-dollar shifts towards clean energy, a draft U.N. report showed on Wednesday.” To read the article click here.

Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis

“The Working Group I contribution to the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) considers new evidence of climate change based on many independent scientific analyses from observations of the climate system, paleoclimate archives, theoretical studies of climate processes and simulations using climate models.” Read more here.


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