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Thursday, September 23 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual seminar
Free
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Dr. Emanuele Di Lorenzo

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Reversing Climate Disruption and Ocean Decline: Using the Ocean’s Power to Remove Carbon Dioxide Pollution

The School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Presents Dr. David Koweek, Ocean Visions

Reversing Climate Disruption and Ocean Decline: Using the Ocean’s Power to Remove Carbon Dioxide Pollution

The recently-released contributions of Working Group 1 to the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report make clear the need for gigaton-scale carbon dioxide removal to stabilize planetary warming to less than 2oC. The question that remains is not “whether we need carbon dioxide removal?”, but rather “which technologies should provide that needed carbon dioxide removal and why?”.

The ocean may become a powerful ally in the fight to clean up carbon dioxide pollution in our atmosphere, but ocean-based carbon dioxide removal technologies are severely underdeveloped and underinvested relative to terrestrial and technological (e.g., direct air capture) approaches. In this talk, I will share some of the work we are doing at Ocean Visions to accelerate the research and development of ocean-based carbon dioxide removal technologies and discuss ways that the Georgia Tech EAS community can become involved in this work.

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