Search Results: Thomas Boudreau

The Fierce Urgency of Now.* The Deployment of Negative Emission Technologies (Nets) by Regional International Organizations

“THE FIERCE URGENCY OF NOW:” * THE DEPLOYMENT OF NEGATIVE EMISSION TECHNOLOGIES (NETS) BY REGIONAL IINTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS. *Quoted from Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream” Speech, August, 1963.   By Thomas Boudreau, Ph.D., Furtuna Abebe, and Maheesha Mudannayale Chapter 8, Article 52 of the United Nations Charter Nothing in the present Charter precludes […]

The Restoration: Using negative emissions to reduce the amount of CO2

The Restoration as an immediate imperative:  Using negative emissions to reduce the amount of CO2 to below 400 PPM in the global atmosphere. SUMMARY: Building on the previous MAHB article, “1% Solutions”, this article provides a cumulative  “1PPM strategy” concerning the research, development and deployment (R&D2) of 15-20 Negative Emissions Technologies with the goal of […]

Blue Oceans Green Seas: The 1% Solutions, Part II

INTRODUCTION: GREENING THE OCEANS An earlier article argued that the “Iron Hypothesis” consisting of the appropriate Iron filtrate must now be developed and deployed on a massive scale in the Earth’s oceans.  This could help create huge plankton blooms in the Earth’s oceans and pull CO2 out of the atmosphere. As an initial phase in […]

The Earth Armistice (updated)

THE EARTH ARMISTICE THE LEGAL ARGUMENT BASED ON THE CHARTER OF THE UNITED NATIONS FOR URGENT ACTION BY THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL TO ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE AS A FUNDAMENTAL THREAT TO LIFE, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND SECURITY ON THE EARTH. SUMMARY The following article outlines a call for the UN Security Council (UNSC), consistent with Articles […]

The Earth Armistice

ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE THROUGH THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL AS A FUNDAMENTAL THREAT TO LIFE, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND SECURITY ON THE EARTH. The following article outlines a call for the UN Security Council (UNSC), consistent with Articles 25 and 26 of the UN Charter, to pass a resolution that is legally binding on all member-states to […]

The Restoration and Rebirth of the Earth Atmosphere

The need to mobilize the world’s states, peoples, and resource to restore the global atmosphere to levels of 400 ppm as the immediate challenge of humanity in order to survive climate change. This can be done using a variety of mitigation methods, including negative emissions, but we are rapidly running out of time to make […]

The Earth Armistice

THE EARTH ARMISTICE: ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE THROUGH THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL AS A FUNDAMENTAL THREAT TO LIFE, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND SECURITY ON THE EARTH. In order to address and reverse climate change, The Earth Armistice requires that all states, following the appropriate UN Security Council Resolution (UNSC),[1] to set aside from 10% to 20% of […]

Beyond Paris: The Next Step, The Earth’s Atmosphere as A Global Trust Part II

The following article outlines a call for a United Nations General Assembly Nonbinding Resolution recognizing the Earth’s Atmosphere as a Global Trust. In Part I, I described how and why the Earth’s Atmosphere should be recognized as a Global Trust. In Part II, I will expand on this approach to show how it can be […]

Beyond Paris: The Next Step, The Earth’s Atmosphere as A Global Trust Part I

The following article outlines a call for a United Nations General Assembly Nonbinding Resolution recognizing the Earth’s Atmosphere as a Global Trust. In Part I, I describe how and why the Earth’s Atmosphere should be recognized as a Global Trust. In Part II, I will expand on this approach to show how it can be used […]

The Earth’s Atmosphere as a Global Trust: Combatting Climate Change through Negative Emissions and a Legal Trust or Fiduciary Liability Regime

Establishing proportionate state responsibility to maintain, restore and sustain the global atmosphere Thomas Boudreau argues it is time to recognize the Earth’s Atmosphere as a global trust and move forward with the creation of a binding international treating that treats it as such. “As we shall see, the legal status of all of the Earth’s […]