You and the planet: tomorrow’s Earth | The Royal Society

Jan 27, 2022

What is your vision for Tomorrow’s Earth? The Royal Society hosts a panel of leading experts discussing the climate change crisis:

  • Professor David J Beerling FRS, founder and Director of the Leverhulme Centre for Climate Change Mitigation
  • Dr Miatta Fahnbulleh, Chief Executive of the New Economics Foundation
  • Professor Jim Hall FREng, Professor of Climate and Environmental Risks in the University of Oxford
  • Vanessa Nakate, climate activist from Uganda and founder of the Africa-based Rise Up Movement

The event was livestreamed on the Royal Society YouTube channel on 27 January 2022.

Climate Conversations: Ocean Carbon Dioxide Removal

Jan 20, 2022

A conversation about the social aspects and potential role of ocean carbon dioxide removal in addressing climate change.

To combat climate change, in addition to reducing emissions, we will also need to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Ocean CDR (ocean carbon dioxide removal) is a set of strategies to sequester carbon dioxide in ocean waters. Sarah Cooley (Ocean Conservancy) moderated a conversation between Holly Buck (University at Buffalo) and Nick Pidgeon (Cardiff University) about social acceptance, environmental governance, and other issues around ocean CDR strategies.

Science Snapshot: Geological solutions to carbon dioxide removal

Sep 6, 2021

In this short video, LC3M Partner, Professor Rachael James, discusses her team’s research on potential geological solutions to carbon dioxide removal from the atmosphere via enhanced rock weathering.

This Science Snapshot links to the Feature Geological solutions for carbon dioxide removal

Enhanced Rock Weathering for Carbon Dioxide Removal

Aug 31, 2021

This short, science communication video was produced by Helena Gibbon, a University of Sheffield MSc Science Communication Student looking into the effectiveness of video abstracts compared to written abstracts at communicating the content of scientific papers.

This particular video was created using an abstract from: Lewis et al. (2021) Effects of mineralogy, chemistry and physical properties of basalts on carbon capture potential and plant-nutrient element release via enhanced weathering. Applied Geochemistry132

The Carbon Community: A Carbon Study, In Conversation

Jun 8, 2021

LC3M Director, David Beerling, joins the panel of expert scientists on the exciting launch event for this world-first carbon sequestration field trial, unveiled today, by The Carbon Community.

Charles Nicholls, co-founder and trustee of The Carbon Community, hosts the online event discussing the inspiration, design and assessments involved in this landmark project which aims to uncover a new reforestation approach, involving co-deployment with enhanced rock weathering, to help accelerate and enhance the sequestration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in trees and soil to tackle the climate crisis.

Farming with rocks – using agriculture to reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere

Oct 8, 2019

Professor Evan DeLucia presenting ‘Farming with rocks – using agriculture to reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere’ at the Plants, People, Planet Symposium in September 2019.

Can plants help us avoid seeding a human-made climate catastrophe?

Aug 28, 2019

Cumulative greenhouse gas emissions commit Earth to a warmer climate and future species extinctions. We must start removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to prevent catastrophe. Could Earth’s history provide a solution to the urgent threat of climate change? Watch the video to find out more, then read the paper:

Beerling, D. J. (2019) Can plants help us avoid seeding a human-made climate catastrophe? Plants, People, Planet. doi: 10.1002/ppp3.10066

COP24: Saving Ourselves with Rocks, Crops and Soils

Dec 19, 2018

Speaking at the UNFCCC COP24 Press Conference, 13th December 2018, with Stuart Scott, Executive Director of and Victoria Hurth, Associate Professor of Sustainable Business, University of Plymouth. – Professor David Beerling, University of Sheffield, presents us with his current research into how we might trap gigatons of Carbon, using rock waste from previous mining, and a technique called ‘enhanced weathering’.

BBC News at Six

Dec 3, 2018

BBC Science Editor, David Shukman, reports on the hopes for potentially removing carbon dioxide from the air:

“Scientists say it’s not enough to cut our emissions of greenhouse gases – we’ve got to draw them out of the air as well, if we’re to have any chance of avoiding the worst impacts of global warming. But how to do that? We look at the latest research.”

Welcome to LC3M

Feb 12, 2018

An introduction to the Leverhulme Centre for Climate Change Mitigation (LC3M) and its research programme to objectively investigate enhanced rock weathering (ERW) with croplands as a strategy for safely removing CO2 from the atmosphere to cool the planet.
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