๐Ÿ’š A Climate Crisis Solution? ๐ŸŒ

๐Ÿ’š A Climate Crisis Solution? ๐ŸŒ

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Dennis Kamprad

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Happy Thursday ๐Ÿ‘‹

Just imagine if we solved the climate crisis! How would that make you feel?

Personally speaking, I would feel a massive relief.

In fact, helping create awareness around the climate crisis and showcasing potential solutions have been key drivers for starting and scaling Impactful Ninja.

While we as a society hardly do enough to limit our global CO2 emissions, it is great to know that we are at least making progress with technologies that capture these emissions afterward.

And now, a groundbreaking scientific study assessed how these could potentially help us achieve our goals of limiting global warmingโ€ฆ 

๐ŸŒ A Climate Crisis Solution? Exploring the Potential of Engineered Carbon Removal

In a groundbreaking study led by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, researchers are exploring the potential of engineered Carbon Dioxide Removal as a solution to the climate crisis! Specifically, they studied Direct Air Capture of CO2 with Carbon Capture and Storage.

This Direct Air Capture of CO2 could be a significant step toward achieving our 1.5ยฐC goal of the Paris Agreement.

This technology captures carbon by passing ambient air over chemical solvents. If the captured carbon is stored permanently underground, it can be considered a form of direct carbon removal.

  • This study is the first to implement Direct Air Capture as well as Carbon Capture and Storage in a well-established integrated assessment model (called MESSAGEix-GLOBIOM). 
  • And it shows how this Direct Air Capture technology could impact global mitigation pathways under different scenarios of environmental policy effectiveness based on country-level governance indicators.

This study suggests that Direct Air Capture of CO2 with Carbon Capture and Storage and similar technologies can play a crucial role in reaching our climate targets.

However, this study also highlights that the technology is not without its limitations: 

  • Even with the implementation of more Carbon Dioxide Removal processes, increasing operational capacity beyond historical trends is necessary for limiting global warming.
  • We still need to substantially improve institutional capacity to implement environmental policies, regulations, and legislation to keep warming below a maximum of  1.5ยฐC.

Despite these challenges, this study shows that engineered removals can play a role in making the post-peak temperature stabilization (or decline) phase more achieveable

Canโ€™t wait to get involved yourself? Check out some of the great organizations that already use these technologies here:

๐Ÿ“ข More Good Newsโ€ฆ

๐Ÿ‘‰ Swiss government supports climate-friendly technologies: Switzerland plans to reduce their energy consumption of natural gas. According to their new bill, they will provide financial assistance to companies that replace their oil and gas with green energy, in the hopes to become climate neutral by the year 2050.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Iceland suspends whale hunting: Iceland is one of the only countries in the world that allow whale hunting. However, this year’s whale hunt has come to an end until August, and is likely to be permanently banned.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Zero emissions shuttle service makes its debut in the UK: National Express, the UKโ€™s leading public transport operator, has partnered with Zenobฤ“ to launch a new sustainable shuttle bus service for folks heading to Glastonbury. This eco-friendly bus is electric and battery-powered, with each vehicle able to drive up to 173 miles.

Share the news with your friends to make a bigger positive impact on the world and society!

Stay impactful ๐Ÿ’š

Dennis (Founder & Chief Ninja)

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๐Ÿฆป๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿฆฏ Event of the Week: Deafblind Awareness Week

Did you know that we celebrate Deafblind Awareness Week this last week of June (June 26โ€“July 2)? This awareness event seeks to raise awareness for the deafblind or multi-sensory impairment population. The week falls on the birthday of Helen Keller, one of the most important figures in deafblind history. One important focus for Deafblind Awareness Week is myth-busting about some of the assumptions many people make about the multi-sensory impairment community. 

Below are our favorite charities that are especially relevant to this event:

๐Ÿ“œ This Week in History

โœŠ๐Ÿพ June 29, 1941: U.S. civil rights activist Stokely Carmichael was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad. He later became a philosopher of the Black Power movement and a leader of black nationalism in the 1960s.

๐Ÿ› July 1, 2002: The International Criminal Court began sittings to investigate and try individuals accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

๐Ÿ’ญ Quote of the Week

“One does not fight to influence change and then leave the change to someone else to bring about.”

โ€• Stokely Carmichael; U.S. civil-rights activist and originator of the “Black Power” slogan

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