Media Coverage

Known primary sources of print, online and broadcast media coverage of the Greenhouse Gas Removal programme and closely-related topics involving GGR researchers are given below.

2021

Science for the rest of us ‘Storing Carbon: Sweeping it under the Rug won’t work’ https://scienceforus.libsyn.com/storing-carbon-sweeping-it-under-the-rug-wont-work?tdest_id=766265

BBC Radio 4 39 Ways to Save the Planet ‘Magical Rockdust’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000z0k2

Climate Change: Why haven’t we solved it yet? ‘Do we have the technology?’ https://open.spotify.com/episode/5YS14jzLOFBjM26Xn0oO05?si=YuRflU9fSi6U8-dccNH_DQ&nd=1

The Carbon Removal Show ‘Biochar and BECCS: can we do with more plant power?’ https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/4-can-we-do-more-with-plant-power/id1590522755?i=1000540589066

2020

Carbon Brief ‘A brief history of climate targets and technological promises’ https://www.carbonbrief.org/guest-post-a-brief-history-of-climate-targets-and-technological-promises

C2G ‘Carbon removal: the dangers of mitigation deterrence’ https://www.c2g2.net/carbon-removal-the-dangers-of-mitigation-deterrence/

2019

The Conversation ‘ Exaggerating how much CO2 can be absorbed by tree planting risks deterring crucial climate action’ https://theconversation.com/exaggerating-how-much-co-can-be-absorbed-by-tree-planting-risks-deterring-crucial-climate-action-120170

The Energy Podcast ‘Trees: one way to tackle climate change?’ https://omny.fm/shows/the-energy-podcast/trees-one-way-to-tackle-climate-change

Carbon Brief ‘The problem with net-zero emissions targets’ https://www.carbonbrief.org/guest-post-the-problem-with-net-zero-emissions-targets

NORI Carbon Removal Podcast ‘A Case for separate targets for emissions reduction and negative emissions’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jvnu8dRIEh0

2018

The Economist: 28 April 2018.  Scientists struggle to explain a worrying rise in atmospheric methane (includes interview with Euan Nisbet):https://easac.eu/press-releases/details/negative-emission-technologies-will-not-compensate-for-inadequate-climate-change-mitigation-efforts/  (Press release and comments on EASAC Policy Report 35)

BBC News ‘Nature-based’ greenhouse gas removal to limit UK climate change’ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-45486864

The Independent ‘Forests that store greenhouse gases must be preserved to meet climate change targets, scientists warn https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/forests-climate-change-carbon-capture-storage-greenhouse-gas-global-warming-a8481691.html

Carbon Brief ‘Why BECCS might not produce ‘negative emissions’ at all? https://www.carbonbrief.org/guest-post-why-beccs-might-not-produce-negative-emissions-after-all

The I ‘The tech race to save Earth from global warming by absorbing carbon from the air’ https://inews.co.uk/news/long-reads/co2-carbon-absorbing-technology-121787

The Independent ‘Future technology ‘cannot rescue’ mankind from climate change, say experts https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/future-technology-cannot-rescue-mankind-climate-change-global-warming-a8187806.html

The Chemical Engineer ‘Paris agreement targets can not be met with negative emission technologies’ https://www.thechemicalengineer.com/news/paris-agreement-targets-can-t-be-reached-with-negative-emission-technologies/

BBC News ‘Climate change: Can 12 billion tonnes of carbon be sucked from the air? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-46345280

Carbon Brief ‘Negative emissions: Scientists meet in Sweden for first international conference’ https://www.carbonbrief.org/negative-emissions-scientists-meet-sweden-first-international-conference  

The Independent ‘Forest size of Yorkshire must be planted for UK to meet its climate targets, scientists warn’ https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/forests-uk-climate-change-greenhouse-gas-removal-co2-royal-society-yorkshire-a8533301.html

Respekt ‘’Skleník pod zemí’  https://www.respekt.cz/tydenik/2018/42/sklenik-pod-zemi

Carbon Brief ‘Six key policy challenges to achieving ‘negative emissions’ with BECCS’ https://www.carbonbrief.org/guest-post-six-key-policy-challenges-to-achieving-negative-emissions-with-beccs

Tyndall Centre research youtube video ‘Biomass Energy Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzJgxz4kMLI

The Conversation ‘A global carbon removal industry is coming – experts explain the problems it must overcome’ https://theconversation.com/a-global-carbon-removal-industry-is-coming-experts-explain-the-problems-it-must-overcome-169175

Science ‘Vast bioenergy plantations could stave off climate change – and radically reshape the planet’ https://www.science.org/content/article/vast-bioenergy-plantations-could-stave-climate-change-and-radically-reshape-planet

Informaconnect ‘Can BECCS pull us back from the brink of climate breakdown?’ https://informaconnect.com/can-beccs-pull-us-back-from-the-brink-of-climate-breakdown/?utm_campaign=Share+Widget&utm_medium=Article+Share&utm_so

Carbon Brief ‘Credible tracking of land-use emissions under the Paris Agreement’ https://www.carbonbrief.org/guest-post-credible-tracking-of-land-use-emissions-under-the-paris-agreement

2017

The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/apr/23/can-slag-heaps-help-save-the-planet-carbon-dioxide-capture-climate-change.

Carbon Brief ‘UK launches ‘world first’ research programme into negative emissions’ https://www.carbonbrief.org/uk-launches-world-first-research-programme-into-negative-emissions#:~:text=The%20UK%20has%20launched%20a,programme%20dedicated%20to%20this%20topic

The Christian Science Monitor ‘After the pledge: Scientists scramble to make politicians’ cllmate goals a reality https://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2017/1212/After-the-pledge-Scientists-scramble-to-make-politicians-climate-goals-a-reality

Carbon Brief ‘Forests to provide a quarter of Paris Agreement’s pledged mitigation’ https://www.carbonbrief.org/guest-post-forests-provide-quarter-paris-agreements-pledged-mitigation

Carbon Brief ‘How new EU rules could ‘hide’ climate impact of harvesting forests. https://www.carbonbrief.org/guest-post-how-new-eu-rules-could-hide-climate-impact-harvesting-forests