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“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 shares 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 will share his vision to reverse climate change within a generation.
Mark Huntley Biography Highlights
Dr. Mark Huntley has dedicated his entire career to understanding and reversing climate change. He is currently speaking to industry leaders and policymakers around the world about how microalgae can help to solve the monumental challenge of climate change being faced by the planet. 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 has 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 has published more than 80 peer reviewed articles as well as several patents in his field of expertise.