Climate change reversal needs low-cost scalable technology
Priya Wadhwa

Climate change reversal needs low-cost scalable technology

Says David Kind of Cambridge University.

Cambridge University will be setting-up its Centre for Climate Repair, which will focus on proposing and developing low-cost scalable technology fixes for climate change.

The proposed centre is being coordinated by David King, an emeritus professor in physical chemistry at the university and also the U.K. government’s former chief scientific adviser.

King has suggested the need for radical options to be considered and developed to combat the large challenge we face due to greenhouse gas emissions.

“What we do over the next 10 years will determine the future of humanity for the next 10,000 years. There is no major centre in the world that would be focused on this one big issue.”
David King, former chief scientific adviser for U.K. government

He added that the scalable, low-cost technologies could work to tip the scale back. Some ideas included the development of geoengineering initiatives, “such as spraying sea water into the air at the north and south poles to reflect sunlight away and refreeze them; using fertiliser to re-green portions of the deep ocean to promote plankton growth; and carbon capture and storage methods to suck up and sequester greenhouse gases so they can’t contribute to accelerating global warming.”

Read more about the Centre for Climate Repair and what Cambridge University is planning here.