We’re putting the power to fight climate change into your hands.
The Climate Change Situation Today
Carbon dioxide levels in the air are higher than they have been in 650,000 years. The global temperature has increased 2°F since 1880. Arctic ice is declining at a rate of 12.85% per decade.
Some companies have pledged a carbon-neutral plan, which would involve offsetting their carbon emissions with positive impacts, such as tree planting. However, many of these plans towards carbon-neutrality are set to take decades that we simply don’t have, and offsetting carbon emissions is not enough, we need to pledge towards net-zero carbon emissions.
We need new technology to replace our current combustion and emissions practices, and we need it fast.
The Carbon Problem
The danger is not carbon dioxide (CO2) itself, but the imbalance of CO2 in our carbon cycle.
Carbon is found in our DNA, our food, the Earth’s atmosphere, and is the primary energy source of our fuel on Earth. It is the foundation of all life. The amount of carbon on Earth is static, however the amount stored as CO2 in our atmosphere changes. Carbon is stored in rocks, oceans, living organisms. When organisms die, CO2 is released back into the atmosphere, as part of the carbon cycle. This carbon is now “in-cycle” carbon, and it is eventually removed from the atmosphere by plants through photosynthesis. The natural carbon cycle is kept in very near balance.
If carbon is the foundation of life, why is CO2 so concerning? Humans have disrupted that balance of the carbon cycle through the extraction and then combustion of fossil-fuels (“out-of-cycle” carbon), causing an excess of CO2 to be released into the atmosphere, far faster than photosynthesis can remove it from the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide is a long-lived gas, building up in the atmosphere with human emissions and remaining there for centuries, making carbon dioxide the main cause of human-induced climate change.
Deaths due to Air Pollution
Air pollution accounts for 1 in 8 deaths worldwide, making it “the world’s largest single environmental health risk” (WHO, 2014).
Annual Total CO2 Emissions
Carbon dioxide is the most common of the greenhouse gases and humans have raised levels higher in the last 150 years than they have been for hundreds of thousands of years. (National Geographic, 2019).
Annual Difference in Global Surface Temperatures
The higher the levels of CO2 in the atmosphere, the warmer the planet will get. Higher temperatures will cause more frequent and sever weather, wildlife extinction rates will increase, death rates will increase, oceans will be more acidic and have higher water levels (Natural Resources Defense Council, 2016).
How can we turn back the clock on Climate Change?
Global warming can only be stopped by reducing the global consumption of “out-of-cycle” carbon. This means that the way 80% of the world’s energy is supplied – oil, natural gas, and coal- must change. We must instead turn towards carbon-neutral or carbon-negative alternatives that will not contribute to excess CO2 in our atmosphere.
KULAR has done just that, using “in-cycle” natural carbon to make fires without contributing to the world’s biggest problem – climate change. Since climate change is a global problem, an emission reduction elsewhere will have the same positive effect as one made locally. KULAR technology gives you the power to be the positive change.
KULAR vs. Status Quo
In the barbeque example, the KULAR process is anywhere from 8 to 15 times less polluting than currently available systems.