The Carbon Curve

Na’im Merchant
Combating climate change with carbontech and carbon removal
Created 23 Feb 2021
  • Our Mental Health in a Changing Climate (Guest Post)
    29 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    This post is the first in a series of guest authored and co-authored pieces to be featured occasionally on this newsletter on the broader challenge of climate change. As we are inundated with troublin...
  • Carbon Removal Deep Dive: Mission Zero
    08 Sep 2021 • 8 min read
    With COP26 around the corner, I expect we will see a slew of new and renewed net-zero commitments from companies and governments in the coming months. Unfortunately, many of these commitments are like...
  • Three Ways Modularity Can Help Scale Up Carbon Removal
    14 Jul 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    Despite growing recognition that removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is necessary to meet global climate goals, one of the major criticisms leveled at engineered carbon removal solutions is it...
  • Carbon Removal Deep Dive: Heirloom Carbon
    22 Jun 2021 • 7 min read • 2 0
    Recently, I published the MOBILE Framework - a model I developed proposing a new way of assessing carbon offsets. The model has received an amazing response and constructive feedback from countless in...
  • Six Questions to Ask Before Buying Another Carbon Offset
    20 Apr 2021 • 7 min read
    With Earth Day just around the corner, I expect we will see a flurry of new net-zero commitments. Many of these net-zero plans, unfortunately, will depend heavily on low-quality carbon offsets. In pre...
  • How Governments Can Remove Billions of Tons of Carbon
    30 Mar 2021 • 6 min read
    Governments around the world have made ambitious commitments to decarbonize their economies and achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. To reach this target, governments need to make bold i...
  • Making the Shift from Traditional Offsets to Permanent Carbon Removal - Three Pathways
    16 Mar 2021 • 5 min read • 4 5
    In my last post, I covered the myriad of problems with traditional carbon offsets and the need to shift towards permanent carbon removal solutions. In this post, I will provide an overview of how to m...
  • The Fatal Design Flaw in Most Carbon Offsets
    01 Mar 2021 • 5 min read • 1 2
    As countries and businesses around the world make ambitious net zero commitments, carbon offsets have been getting more and more attention as a means to helping achieve that target. Before I get into ...
  • Combating climate change with carbontech and carbon removal
    23 Feb 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Welcome to The Carbon Curve by me, Na’im Merchant. I’ll update this periodically to explore carbon removal and carbontech ideas, policies, and technologies needed to tackle emissions from hard-to-deca...
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