Dr. Myles Allen on
Geological Net Zero: How we will stop fossil fuels from causing global warming
Watch Dr. Myles Allen's full presentation and audience Q&A:
About the presentation:
If we are to meet our climate goals, net zero must encompass geological net zero, a state in which, for every tonne of carbon dioxide still generated from fossil sources, one tonne is permanently restored to the geosphere, or solid earth. Geological Net Zero is surprisingly affordable, but won’t be delivered by conventional policies like carbon taxes. It calls for a fundamental rethink of the role and obligations of the fossil fuel industry itself.
Sponsored by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions and co-sponsored by the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium, UVic Research & Innovation, and Environment and Climate Change Canada.
Described by the BBC as "the physicist behind Net Zero," Myles Allen has been studying how human activities and natural drivers contribute to changes in global climate and weather since the early 1990s. He first proposed the concept of a global carbon budget in 2005 and is a long-time contributor to the IPCC including being the Coordinating Lead Author of its Special Report on 1.5 degrees. Allen is a Professor of Geosystem Science at the University of Oxford and Director of the Oxford Net Zero initiative.