Energy & Environment Track

MITCNC Event
Negative Emissions:
What Are They and Will They Be Enough?
Oct 07 - Virtual Event

Virtual Fireside Chat Open to the Public

This is the kickoff event of a new series on Negative Emissions.

Recent climate modeling tells us that just eliminating fossil fuel emissions from the major sources will not be enough to meet our climate targets. We will have to actively clean up the atmosphere, both to make up for the emissions we can’t stop in time (fertilizer, airplanes, etc.) and to clean up the mess we are continuing to make. The scale is stunning – 10 billion tons a year by 2050. This amount is twice the weight of all the oil we extract in one year today. Can we develop an industry to remove carbon by 2050 that is twice the size of today’s oil industry? Roger will argue that we can.

Negative emissions technologies are being developed to address this need, and appear to be a major business opportunity. Major approaches include enhancing natural sinks like soil and forests; using biomass to accumulate carbon that is permanently stored; and building machines that remove CO2 by chemical means. In this talk, Roger will discuss the major ways we can remove CO2, and what we have learned about their costs and limitations.

 

MITCNC Members: 

There is an unknown issue with Eventbrite not populating the promo code to unlock the free ticket for members. Please email clubadmin@mitcnc.org to verify membership and receive a direct link to registration. We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

MIT Alums:

Please make sure you are a current member of your local club before registering. If you are unsure please ask your club representative or if you would like to join MIT Club of Northern California, click here.

New Non MITCNC Members: If you just renewed your membership, the system requires 24-48 hours to update and recognize new members. For events within a day of renewal, please email clubadmin@mitcnc.org to verify membership and receive a direct link to registration.

Event Closed

Date and Time

Thursday, October 07, 2021
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM PT

Add to Calendar

Location

Virtual Event

Primary Contact

Serena Chung

clubadmin@mitcnc.org

Speaker

Upcoming Events

Find information and tickets of upcoming events at MIT Club of Northern California, like conferences, talks, cycling trips and much much more

A Global Strategy to Advance Democracy in Hard Times
MITCNC Event VIRTUAL EVENT

A Global Strategy to Advance Democracy in Hard Times

Tue, Nov 29 5:30 pm PT
EVs at the Tipping Point <br> What Can Go Wrong?
MITCNC Event VIRTUAL EVENT

EVs at the Tipping Point
What Can Go Wrong?

Tue, Dec 6 5:00 pm PT
MITCNC Holiday Happy Hour
MITCNC Event

MITCNC Holiday Happy Hour

Thu, Dec 8 6:00 pm PT
Natoma Cabana

90 Natoma St., San Francisco, CA, 94105

Info and Registration
Talk Nerdy To Me - December Coffee Social
MITCNC Event BAY AREA

Talk Nerdy To Me - December Coffee Social

Sun, Dec 11 10:00 am PT
Multiple Locations

Info and Registration
The War in Ukraine: Where Are We Now?
MITCNC Event VIRTUAL EVENT

The War in Ukraine: Where Are We Now?

Wed, Dec 14 5:00 pm PT
The MIT Human Factor Conference
MITCNC Event SAN FRANCISCO

The MIT Human Factor Conference

Sat, Jan 28 1:00 pm PT
SF Jazz

201 Franklin St , San Francisco, CA, 94102

Info and Registration

Become a Member

Join the MIT Club of Nothern California today!

Member is open to all MIT graduates.

Join Now!