I enjoyed watching this video interview with Professor Kevin Anderson of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Research in Manchester (Thanks to Manchester Climate Monthly). It’s about the recent Paris climate talks.
From what I understand, although the Paris talks resulted in a very ambitious target – 1.5°C – there’s no plan to actually reduce our emissions in order to meet that target. Therefore there’s an underlying assumption that our children and grandchildren will have to find the technology to suck the CO2 out of the air and what they’ve been discussing is a technology called BECCS – biomass energy carbon capture and storage. Kevin Anderson talks about this in the video and apparently we’re going to need to plant geographic areas between 1 and 3 times the size of India every single year for decade after decade.