Dr Alex Rap from the University of Leeds has been assessing the climate effects of emissions from current and proposed aircraft fuels. At present he’s working on the FlyZero project of the UK’s Aerospace Technology Institute, a joint Government and industry body.
Working directly on problems to do with sustainable urban infrastructure and renewable energy for development, there are concerns that, in the stampede toward net zero carbon, we don’t leave people behind.
The problem of uncontrolled addition of carbon to the atmosphere has become so acute, that three years ago it stimulated Associate Professor Matt Parker at New York University, a software developer and games designer, to join several colleagues in setting up the OpenAir Collective.
Supporting solutions via the newly launched EIT Climate-KIC ClimAccelerator program.
Methane is colorless, odorless and its contribution to global warming is 25 times greater than carbon dioxide (CO2). Also, it represents 5-7% of energy loss from dairy cows in standard diets, negatively affecting animal production.
Mangroves are notable carbon accumulators, recently named Blue Carbon (BC) primarily to portray the significant contribution of these ecosystems to global carbon sequestration and climate change mitigation.