11 Apr '18, 8am

Interview with Sir David King: Putting forward the climate restoration agenda

Nick Breeze (NB): The term 'climate restoration' seems to be gaining traction in a number of circles. Can you give me your definition of what this entails? David King (DK): Climate restoration is really saying that we need to restore the global climate system back to the state it was in 50 years ago. This not only means de-fossilising the global economy reaching net zero emissions but also that we need to reach negative emissions. This means pulling carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere more efficiently than we are today. NB: When we look at greenhouse gas emissions, the numbers are so huge - tens of billions of tonnes - that the task to not just stop but actually reduce atmospheric concentrations to safer levels seems impossible. Are you daunted by these kind of numbers? DK: I think the first thing is the business of stopping the use of fossil fuels - and finding alternati...

Full article: https://theecologist.org/2018/apr/11/interview-sir-david-...

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