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:
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:
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.
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 .
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.
“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.