Chilean Patagonia is a unique region of our planet where fjords, glaciers, valleys, mountains, pampa, rivers, and coastline join together the Pacific, Atlantic, & Southern Oceans. Filled with dramatic landscapes and precious nature and wildlife, our region – like any other – is worth protecting and fighting for.
When we breathe in and fill our lungs with fresh, cold Patagonia air – it reminds us that time is quickly passing and sadly, our atmosphere is changing. But there is a way that we can help advocate and help carbon clean up which is why Chile Nativo Travel is honored to support a stable climate for everyone through Tomorrow’s Air.
We are honored to announce our partnership with Tomorrow’s Air as we begin to extract 600kg of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through Climeworks using #DirectAirCapture technology to permanently store carbon underground.
Carbon removal alongside deep emissions reductions will be needed to reach and sustain global carbon neutrality.
By 2030 as much as 6 gigatonnes of carbon emissions need to be pulled from the atmosphere and stored each year.
The Intergovernmental on Panel on Climate Change and the National Academies of Science and Medicine have written that negative emissions technologies will be required in addition to dramatic reductions in human emissions in order to stabilize our climate.
Negative emissions technologies such as carbon removal and storage through direct air capture are not yet mainstream.
We need a large community of early adopters to support it. With enough people who care about air, we will remove carbon from the atmosphere and cue to policymakers and large investors to take action as well.
Tomorrow’s Air is the world’s first collective of passionate travelers uniting travelers and travel companies in a mission to scale up carbon removal.
Through creative education Tomorrow’s Air inspires travelers and travel businesses to support carbon removal via direct air capture with permanent storage, activating this global community to create the future we want to inhabit.
Join by signing the Clean Up Pact and/or subscribing to remove carbon dioxide through direct air capture on a monthly basis.
Subscribers receive a monthly record of their carbon removal and access to a curated set of travel benefits.
Air is pulled into a carbon removal collector with a fan. Carbon dioxide is captured on the surface of a filter inside the collectors. Once the filter is full with carbon dioxide, the collector is closed. High concentration carbon dioxide is mixed with water and pumped deep underground. Through natural mineralization, the carbon dioxide reacts with basalt rock and turns into rock.
Tomorrow’s Air partner Climeworks pioneered modular CO₂ collectors that can be stacked to build machines of any size.
Climeworks direct air capture machines are powered solely by renewable energy or energy-from-waste.
Natural carbon removal solutions such as increasing carbon storage in natural systems – for example in soil through regenerative grazing – are important.
But no one is sure whether these solutions alone could be used broadly enough to help us keep global warming in check. Therefore, we need to simultaneously ensure that technological carbon removal solutions such as direct air capture can be widely deployed within a few decades.
Broad application of carbon removal solutions has been held back by public and policy makers’ lack of awareness.
In the next ten years – by 2030 – 6 gigaton of carbon dioxide needs to be removed from the atmosphere. We can do it if we act now and work together to remove what we can, expand our knowledge and encourage others to follow our lead.
In every breath, we find our connection to this earth and each other and with it, our power to keep it alive. We know the quality of air in the coolness of a sheltered forest path. We know the feeling of fresh air at the top of a mountain, or at the end of a whitewater run. We know the rush of recognition, the joy in connecting with people from other places.
Travellers like us are are explorers at heart. We are curious, early adopters, and influential among our peers. As individuals we wield influence; as a collective we possess massive potential to shape the future.