Greed Got Us into This Mess

With Al Gore and others, billionaire Richard Branson will announce today at a press conference in London today a prize of $25 million to the inventor who devises an effective means to reduce the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

Although the participants are under a media embargo, American climatologist James Hansen–who will serve as a judge of potential inventions, along with English scientist James Lovelock and Australian author Tim Flannery–did discuss the topic of geo-engineering a solution to climate change this week in front of a large crowd at UC Santa Barbara as part of a lecture he gave on the dangers of human-caused climate change. For more, please see this on Gristmill.

Below is the inventor’s 2003 drawing for such possible device: a "synthetic tree."

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