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Geological Net Zero: How we will stop fossil fuels from causing global warming

Dr. Myles Allen
May 29, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:00am

This was a hybrid event, held in person and online.

Watch a recording of the talk.

About the talk:

How can human civilization stop fossil fuels from causing further climate change and global warming? The only way, argues Dr. Myles Allen, is by achieving Geological Net Zero—where for every tonne of carbon dioxide generated from fossil fuels, one tonne is permanently restored to the solid earth.

Dr. Allen's presentation will be followed by a Q&A. Light refreshments served in person.

This event is co-sponsored the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, PCIC, UVic Research and Innovation, and Environment and Climate Change Canada.

About Dr. Allen:

Described by the BBC as "the physicist behind Net Zero," since the early 1990s Dr. Allen has been studying how human activities and natural drivers contribute to changes in global climate and weather. He first proposed the concept of a global carbon budget in 2005 and is a long-time contributor to the IPCC, including being a Coordinating Lead Author of its Special Report on 1.5 Degrees. Dr. Allen is a Professor of Geosystem Science at the University of Oxford and Director of the Oxford Net Zero initiative.