Senior Lecturer in Climate Change
Norwich, UNITED KINGDOM
Her interest in climate change mitigation – ways to reduce emissions, to decarbonise and adopt new forms of energy.
To limit warming, humanity also needs negative emissions technologies (NETs) that, by the end of the century, would remove more CO2 from the atmosphere than humans emit. The technologies would buy time for society to rein in carbon emissions, says Naomi Vaughan, a climate change scientist at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, U.K. "They allow you to emit more CO2 and take it back at a later date."view more
"That's something about trees. So it can't be that bad." The tone of voice alone suggests that Naomi Vaughan is not serious. In fact, the scientist from the University of East Anglia caricatures a widespread, naive view of a form of geoengineering . This technical term hides a bouquet of possible technical interventions with the aim of artificially cooling the earth if efforts to protect the climate are not sufficient.view more
"It has become very clear that getting to 2 C, and especially 1.5 C, is very dependent on our ability to remove large amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere," Naomi Vaughan, a climate scientist at the University of East Anglia, told the opening plenary of the Climate Engineering Conference 2017.view more