View Full Version : Richard Branson offers $25m global warming prize..

Poison Ivy
Feb 9th, 2007, 05:03 PM
...to anyone who can come up with a way of removing one billion metric tons of carbon gases a year from the atmosphere for ten years.

Full story here


Feb 9th, 2007, 05:09 PM
Spend $28 million planting five gazillion-trillion-billion.. trees, and making a complete switch to alternative energy sources (particularly biofuel/methane things), and possibly culling half the human population.

Fantastic, I'll email him my account details.

EDIT: but it's good of him to try though, at least. Although I don't suspect he'll ever have to pay out..

Feb 9th, 2007, 06:17 PM
I saw him interviewed on Richard and Judy earlier but the TV signal was bad because of the snow so I only heard a bit. I like him...at least he's trying to help (ignore the fact he has/had lots of planes!!).

Feb 9th, 2007, 07:46 PM

Get everyone to give up meat.

Feb 18th, 2007, 10:09 PM
And the prize goes to... vegandrummersam!!!! Drinks are on you, ok? ;)

Feb 18th, 2007, 11:28 PM
Having read the article in full (and some shocking stuff on another link about global warming/pollution etc from the beef industry), I realise it doesn't appear to be about cutting carbon gas emissions - he's after a magic bullet to physically remove the CO2 from the air.

In other words, treat the symptoms, not the cause. :(

Feb 19th, 2007, 02:19 PM
And the prize goes to... vegandrummersam!!!! Drinks are on you, ok? ;)

If he goes for that, then why not :)