Best of Earth911 Podcast: Author Peter Fiekowsky on Climate Restoration

Best of Earth911 Podcast: Author Peter Fiekowsky on Climate Restoration

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In a dialog positive to fireplace controversy, writer and Foundation for Climate Restoration founder Peter Feikowsky expresses optimism that the world may attain net-zero emissions and start to attract down atmospheric CO2 and methane ranges inside a decade. In a wide-ranging dialogue with host Mitch Ratcliffe, Peter introduces a number of carbon seize applied sciences, low-carbon concrete, and pure carbon sinks that may contribute to eradicating anthropogenic CO2. He explains them in a brand new guide, Climate Restoration: The Only Future That Will Sustain the Human Race. For instance, utilizing a cheap method to take away methane, which warms the planet nearly 28 occasions sooner than CO2, referred to as Enhanced Atmospheric Methane Oxidation (EAMO), he argues we will cut back warming to 2005 ranges. Ocean iron fertilization (OIF), which stimulates phytoplankton development, might be harnessed to tug a lot of the surplus CO2 from the ambiance, however faces intensive criticism from environmentalists. These approaches require billions, not trillions of {dollars}, he argues.

Peter Fiekowsky, founder of the Healthy Climate Alliance
Peter Fiekowsky, founding father of the Healthy Climate Alliance and writer of Climate Restoration, is our visitor on Sustainability in Your Ear.

His optimism extends to the power business, which he says may flip over and undertake renewable fuels by 2030 primarily based on the adoption of electrical autos and pressing public concern about excessive climate, drought, and sea stage rise. The job of reversing local weather change begins when society achieves net-zero emissions; at that time, we may have solely stopped fueling the hearth. We have to remove a trillion tons of CO2 emitted by people over the previous 240 years with the intention to cool the planet. Peter shares ideas about what every of us can do to contribute to decrease emissions. Having smaller households is essential, however even writing letters to the editor, voting, and sharing data and concepts with household and buddies could make a distinction. We additionally focus on how local weather pessimism shares some options of the pre-Y2K doomsaying. This interview has one thing for everybody and possibly will elicit a powerful response. You can study extra about Peter at His guide, Climate Restoration: The Only Future That Will Sustain The Human Race, is offered on Amazon and at Powell’s Books.

This podcast initially aired on July 25, 2022.