Between a rock and a wet place: putting carbon back into geological storage

Speaker
Prof Mike Kendall, Prof Ros Rickaby, Dr Steve Smith
Event date
Event time
13:00 - 14:00
Venue
Oxford Martin School - Online Live Talk
Online
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

The cycle of carbon between the Earth’s surface and its deep interior is a key component of our goldilocks planet.

Without it we would not have life or water on the planet today. Natural carbon burial has provided us with the fossil fuels we have used to develop our technologically advanced society, but through greenhouse gas emissions, it is also rapidly starting to degrade the quality of life on the planet. To bring this cycle back into balance we need not only to cut emissions but also accelerate the natural return of CO2 back to the Earth. There is a plethora of methods for doing this.

In the seventh discussion in the Oxford Net Zero Series, hosted by the Oxford Martin School, Professor Mike Kendall and Professor Ros Rickaby, will debate with Dr Steve Smith, two approaches: increasing the uptake of CO2 in our oceans and CO2 sequestration in subsurface geologic reservoirs.

Register to watch this talk live here.

The talk will also be streamed via YouTube here, but please note you will not be able to take part in the interactive Q&A session unless you join the talk on CrowdCast.