Sucking out the CO2: an inspiring story

We just have to put less in the way of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, but even if we completely stopped this minute, what we have already released will cook us. So, there is a desperate need to reduce the existing concentration of greenhouse gases.

The Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory at Arizona State University is now ready to provide you with “mechanical trees” designed to do just that.

In fact, their invention has earned an US Department of Energy award.

I was moderately intrigued by the fact that this mob is named after a lady who sounds like a chewing gum. In fact, the name is not a coincidence: Julie Ann is indeed part of the chewing gum Wrigley family. Her story made me hesitate: should I put this under “technology” or “inspiration” or half-and-half?

Julie Ann is one of many wonderful examples that money doesn’t necessarily corrupt. Greed does. She has used her wealth and considerable influence to strive for a better world. Read her story and be inspired.

About Dr Bob Rich

I am a professional grandfather. My main motivation is to transform society to create a sustainable world in which my grandchildren and their grandchildren in perpetuity can have a life, and a life worth living. This means reversing environmental idiocy that's now threatening us with extinction, and replacing culture of greed and conflict with one of compassion and cooperation.
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2 Responses to Sucking out the CO2: an inspiring story

  1. Don Lubov says:

    Hi Bob,Thanks for the refreshing and inspiring email about Julie Ann Wrigley. I wonder if she was at Stanford when I taught energy-efficient architecture there…1972, 1973. I was 30and 31. I loved that part of my life…experimental, environmentally friendly architecture, communes, etc. It was only a few years after the first Earth Day. I’m glad the physical distance between us and Covid hasn’t kept us from meeting. Stay well, and keep up your good work.D

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    • Dr Bob Rich says:

      Yes, I found her inspiring. A lady with a heart and social conscience.
      In 1972, I was lecturing in Psychology at Monash University, and completing my Ph.D., and doing side research into futurology.
      I do enjoy your email circulars.


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