Hurricanes, forest fires, rising temperatures, and the ultimate destruction of the world. We are bombarded by stories about how we may soon be doomed as a species because of this thing called Climate Change.
However you may feel about it personally, there seems to be consensus around the idea that removing man-made carbon from our atmosphere would be a good thing. Electric cars, carbon taxes, and giant [and expensive] changes to the way we presently live are some of the options begin considered.
Here’s another one. Removing carbon from the atmosphere.
The XPRIZE and Elon Musk have partnered to offer a $100M crowdsourced carbon removal prize. Over the next 4 years, teams from around the globe will compete for the prize. To win the grand prize, teams need to demonstrate a working solution at a scale of at least 1,000 tons removed per year, model their costs at a scale of 1 million tons per year, and show a pathway to achieving a scale of more than a gigaton [1 billion tons] per year in the future.