I came across a YouTube clip from Dr Karl a while ago and was dumbfounded by a new angle he raised.3
The talk outlines how technology could significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Backed by a Scientific American article from January 2019, one Swiss company, Clime Works, claims that if you build 25 million of their machines, you can pull one year’s worth of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. So why don’t we hear more about climate-changing technology?
“You think 25 million is a big number?” Dr Karl asks, “it’s equal to about four months’ worth of car production. If everyone went without a new car for four months, we could have 25 million of these machines”.
But unfortunately for us, necessity is the mother of invention. So, here’s the human problem again, because climate change is not immediate, not an in-your-face reality, it’s not a necessity… yet.