Professor and climate change activist Tim Flannery believes that massive farms of seaweed, a crop with enormous carbon sequestration capabilities, could potentially draw enough carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in a short enough time frame to mitigate some of the worst effects of climate change. Flannery acknowledges that his radical approach could raise some negative externalities, and sweeping carbon under the ocean isn’t a permanent solution. But for those who worry that the climate crisis is a lost cause, he offers reassurance that climate change is a soluble issue.
About the Speaker
Explorer and environmentalist Tim Flannery has served on the boards of WWF International and the Australian Wildlife Conservancy. He has worked as an adviser to the National Geographic Society.