Mycelium Can Stop Catastrophic Climate Change
Modern society has put two trillion tons of CO2 into the atmosphere over the last two hundred years by burning fossil fuels. That has provided plentiful, cheap energy, but it’s also raised the planet’s temperature to the highest level it has been in 800,000 years.. A seldom mentioned fact is that the half-life of atmospheric CO2 is a thousand years so even if we stopped burning fossil fuels today the CO2 would stay there and temperatures continue to rise for hundreds of years.
Biological Drawdown Solutions are Vital.
We need draw down significant amounts of atmospheric CO2 and other greenhouse gases to prevent our children and grandchildren from inheriting a toxic world. Drawdown by itself isn’t a silver bullet, but it will allow sustainable energy sources like solar, wind, geothermal, tidal, and others still on the drawing board to scale up to provide our energy needs instead of oil, gas, and coal
To get a sense of the massive scale involved: a ton of CO2 at room temperature (gas) would fill 2,500 square foot ranch home. Americans emit twenty-two tons per person per year. Industrial economies emit 35 billion tons per year and that is enough blanket the state of Connecticut with a 3,500-feet-high blanket of CO2. To stall catastrophic climate change we need to drawdown 50 billion tons per year, every year, for the next one hundred years.
Mycelium Carbon Vaults: Powered by Photosynthesis
HiveMind uses a blend of mycelium that has been proven to capture and sequester significant amounts of atmospheric CO2 and safely sequester it in the soil. Hivemind’s technology can sequester a Gigaton of CO2e in a site the size of Central Park. Our drawdown cost is $35 per metric ton compared to $100 for mechanical solutions. Best part? The process is powered by photosynthesis!