Approach on climate change
There are numerous ways how we can reverse climate change. In our opinion they shouldn't compete with each other, instead they should be an addition to each other. As the more things we do to stop or reduce emissions and reverse it the better for the air we all breath.
We have received feedback on oIivine weathering that if we implement this method worldwide that everyone may start to think that it is allowed to burn more emissions in the atmosphere. We don't see this method as the one way to reverse climate change completely. We agree that it will be better that we don't emit any emissions at all. But how realistic is that? We now have almost 8 billion people leaving on earth, it is projected to increase to around 11,5 billion in 1 lifetime from now. How realistic is it that we are able to reduce emissions to 100% or catch every kg of CO2 which leaves our cars, air planes, factories etc?
Looking at the figure below we see our emissions in blue in billions of tons and the purple graph the parts of CO2 in the air we breath. Conclusively we can't only be looking at catching our exhaust fumes or only focus on reducing our waste, we also need to look at cleaning the CO2 from the air, to absorb the existing surplus and store it somewhere safely. We believe CO2 capture and storage by advanced weathering of olivine is the most effective and proven method, primarily becasue it is using the same method as nature has been doing for millions of years. We're simply speeding up the process.
The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere (raspberry line) has increased along with human emissions (blue line) since the start of the Industrial Revolution in 1750. Emissions rose slowly to about 5 billion tons a year in the mid-20th century before skyrocketing to more than 35 billion tons per year by the end of the century. NOAA Climate.gov graph, adapted from original by Dr. Howard Diamond (NOAA ARL). Atmospheric CO2 data from NOAA and ETHZ. CO2 emissions data from Our World in Data and the Global Carbon Project.