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 Phys.org, “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 Phys.org 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.