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In Memory of Dr. Mark Huntley
(University of Hawaii at Hilo and a visiting scholar at Cornell University).
7th May 1950 – 30th April 2019
“Reversing Climate Change within a Generation - The Pivotal Role of Algae” by Dr Mark Huntley
Our pursuit of a better life, enabled by the discovery of fire, agriculture and fossil fuels gave us modern civilization. It also gave us climate change. In this compelling Kamalaya Conversation, Dr Mark Huntley shared his scientific theory on how we can collectively reverse climate change and therefore improve the quality of life on earth.
The key to the success of this ambitious plan is down to tiny, yet incredibly powerful microalgae which can be grown on barren land without freshwater, herbicides, pesticides or agricultural wastewater and with no deforestation required. Mark’s theory harnesses proven technologies and practices which can be brought to scale by 2040 that reduce CO2 emissions to zero and remove CO2 from the atmosphere. During this Kamalaya Conversation, Mark shared his vision to reverse climate change within a generation.
Mark Huntley Biography Highlights
Dr. Mark Huntley dedicated his entire career to understanding and reversing climate change.
Before he passed away in April 2019, Mark was on a speaking tour addressing industry leaders and policymakers around the world about the commercial potential of microalgae and how it could help solve the monumental challenge of climate change.
Mark served for 10 years on the executive committee of GLOBEC, the only component of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) to study the impact of climate change on marine ecosystems. He also led four Antarctic research expeditions and two companies, one of which was a $200 million joint venture with Royal Dutch Shell to demonstrate the effectiveness of algae biofuel. A visiting scholar at Cornell University, Mark published more than 80 peer reviewed articles as well as several patents in his field of expertise.