A simple, compact, and low-maintenance living agent that can do the work of a small forest – harvest CO2, fix nitrogen, pull many other toxins from the air and, crucially, give off oxygen – could transform the air quality in cities right where the worst pollution is found. As it happens, moss is does all of that and more.
By Dan Kempner, Managing Editor, R.O.I.
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Dan Kempner is the Managing Editor of Valutus Sustainability R.O.I., our monthly newsletter. He is also an independent business writer and blogger based in Southeast Asia. You can find his Valutus sustainability blog, VBlog, a more personal companion to R.O.I., at this link.
Prior to the 2020 WEF meeting, a letter from the chairman to his members read, in part, “We look forward to the Annual Meeting being a breakthrough moment for business action on climate change.” Many seem to have taken that seriously. Here are some of the commitments that struck us most forcibly.
Scientists have revealed Dark Matter and Dark Energy, but now they’ve rolled out the most improbable ‘dark’ of all: Dark Solar, the Dark Side of solar power. This could square the circle of renewable energy and be a boon to the 13% of humanity living without electricity. If even half the energy of photovoltaic cells can be realized at night, that would equal the output of almost 36 nuclear reactors.