Young people are taking leadership roles in the climate recovery movement. In conversation with Ashley Mickey, the first youth ambassador on the board of Earth911 Foundation for Climate Restoration, a non-profit working to encourage global support for the development and deployment of carbon capture and sequestration technology. A Vanderbilt University student, Ashley joined the organization in 2019 and participated in creating its 12-week leadership program, which trains youth to speak up and raise awareness about climate change and 50 trillion tons of CO2. Humanity has already been put in the atmosphere. This is an existing addition that carbon capture technology can remove as we reduce CO2 emissions to zero over the next several decades.
The foundation argues that we knew Earth’s climate from our grandparents at the end of this century, but it could take centuries to remove it without carbon capture technology. Technology produces CO2 that can be used to Concrete, fuel and industrial materials Including plastic and carbon fiber.
Ashley shares her experiences Foundation for Climate Restoration And how she is shaping her goals for adulthood based on the realities of global warming. Ashley, a young entrepreneur who runs a haircare business and her own Instagram account, believes business should play a major role at the end of the fossil fuel era and the planet in need of a prolonged cleanup. And she explains her daily steps to reduce her carbon footprint.
The Foundation and Ashley will attend a meeting of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in Glasgow, Scotland, in November this year, which is expected to find global support for carbon capture technology, which is already underway. cliworks and blue Planet, among other companies. They argue that the efforts needed to use deforestation and marine carbon sequestration strategies across large parts of the planet should be augmented with an aggressive carbon capture program to not only halt climate change, but to reverse .
This podcast originally aired on April 16, 2021.
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