Remove CO₂ with all possible solutions.
What is CO₂ removal?
Carbon removal literally stores carbon dioxide from the air. It comes in two forms: natural solutions, such as planting trees, and technological solutions, such as direct air storage, which uses fans to filter carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and inject it underground for permanent storage. Natural solutions like trees are great because we know how to plant trees and today we can do it in a scalable way. The problem with natural solutions, however, is that carbon storage is not permanent. When that tree dies or bursts into flames, the CO₂ is released into the atmosphere. Then there are early stage technologies like Direct Air Capture. These are promising, but are still very early in their life cycle. More research needs to be done to scale these technologies and lower the cost curve. Here, too, our community can play a decisive role.
To stay below 1.5°C of warming, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that we will need to remove at least 8 billion tonnes of CO₂ from the atmosphere each year by 2050. So far we have only removed a few thousand tons. There is no scenario for keeping the planet habitable that does not require carbon storage. We just waited too long to act. We now need to both reduce our emissions and remove them from the atmosphere. It takes decades to develop these technologies, we have to start today.
We will offer a portfolio of carbon removal options starting with tree planting and then moving on to projects once our community is big enough to manage it. Below this we see projects such as biochar, enhanced weathering, bio-oil capture and direct DAC. Our climate team is constantly looking for the next promising method. Our experts will walk you through the different carbon removal options and explain the pros and cons of each. We then create a portfolio of carbon removal offsets to meet your budget. We earth’s mission is to scale carbon removal.