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

CDReality: Will CDR harm disadvantaged communities?

Can CDR do harm? Specifically, will CDR harm disadvantaged communities? Let’s find out what is fact and what is not. The bottom line Environmental justice is a real concern that needs to be care...
By Tina Baumgartner

CDR can create economic and ecological co-benefits.

There is huge potential in the projected trillion-dollar carbon market. Nobody ever said that it was going to be easy or cheap. But in addition to the ecological benefit, there are great potential eco...
By Tina Baumgartner January 9, 2023

CDReality: We need to clean up the carbon…

We have released hundreds of gigatons of CO2. Most of it is still in the atmosphere, and it’s not going anywhere any time soon. The Bottom Line The focus on decarbonization, while extremely import...
By Tina Baumgartner

CO2 can be removed from the air –…

Carbon dioxide can be removed from the air. Let’s look at how it can be done. So, we have too much CO2 in the atmosphere and since we can’t wait for it to just disappear (because it won’t) we...
By Tina Baumgartner

CDReality: Is CDR too expensive?

Why "CDR is too expensive” isn’t really an argument agianst CDR Many forms of CDR are expensive today, but it does not have to remain that way. If we invest now, we can significantly reduce the c...
By Tina Baumgartner January 7, 2023