Narrative 4: CDR will be done in many…

Carbon removals can be done responsibly, globally, in many different ways and by diverse organisations, in meaningful consultation with the communities most affected by climate change. Narrative Fund...
By Christopher Neidl November 17, 2023

Narrative 1: The science is clear.

We need carbon removals as well as deep emissions reductions and adaptation to tackle global warming. Narrative Fundamentals There is no net zero without both carbon reductions and removals....
By Christopher Neidl

CDReality: Is CDR Greenwashing?

Opponents of CDR frequently claim that efforts to remove CO2 from the air are just a smokescreen for the fossil fuel industry. Is it true, is CDR greenwashing? What is true, is that the oil and gas...
By Tina Baumgartner January 14, 2023

CDReality: Our Basic CDR FAQ

Here is some foundational info in form of a basic CDR FAQ  document for anyone getting ready to engage with CDR skeptics, opponents & newbies. If you’ve wrapped your head around these basics, y...
By Tina Baumgartner

CDReality: Should we focus first on Decarbonization, and…

Decarbonization, or preventing future emissions through conversion to zero carbon alternatives, is critically important. But we will need CDR as well, so we need to develop it now. You will hear the ...
By Tina Baumgartner

CDReality: Is CDR a ‘Moral Hazard’?

It is sometimes said that “CDR creates a Moral Hazard”. Maybe, but that is a reason to craft proper policy, not to dismiss CDR. Moral hazard is an economic concept that basically says that people ...
By Tina Baumgartner

Planting trees is not enough

We need to plant trees but planting tress is not enough - we need to do more, and here’s why. The bottom line If we want any chance of limiting global warming to 1.5 C, as agreed in Paris in 2015,...
By Tina Baumgartner

CDReality: Is “CDR is a distraction from real…

Critics sometimes describe CDR as a “false solution” that distracts from the real solution, namely decarbonization. This is a false dichotomy and a misleading way to frame the issue. The bottom l...
By Tina Baumgartner

CDReality: Is CDR too expensive?

"Is CDR too expensive?" is a question we hear a lot. Sure, some forms of CDR are currently expensive, but a livable planet is worth the investment! This criticism ignores the cost of doing nothing ...
By Tina Baumgartner

CDReality: Is CDR untested and theoretical?

CO2 removal has been around for some time. Submarines and the Space Station require CO2 removal to keep the air breathable. What’s new is the scale and speed with which we need to deploy those solut...
By Tina Baumgartner