How can human civilization stop fossil fuels from causing further climate change and global warming?
The only way, argues physicist Myles Allen, is by achieving Geological Net Zero — where for every tonne of carbon dioxide generated from fossil fuels, one tonne is permanently restored to the solid earth.
The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions welcomed Allen Monday, May 29, along with audiences in person and online, for a free presentation on Geological Net Zero.
Watch Allen's full presentation and Q&A session:
This event was proudly co-sponsored by UVic Research and Innovation, the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium, and Environment and Climate Change Canada.
About Myles Allen:
Described by the BBC as "the physicist behind Net Zero," since the early 1990s Allen has been studying how human activities and natural drivers contribute to changes in global climate and weather. He first proposed the concept of a global carbon budget in 2005 and is a long-time contributor to the IPCC, including being a 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.
Allen argues that Geological Net Zero is surprisingly affordable but won’t be delivered by conventional policies like carbon taxes. He says it calls for a fundamental rethink of the role and obligations of the fossil fuel industry itself.