The United Nations predicts that by 2030, rising global temperatures will be beyond our control. Since the Industrial Revolution, the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) has been steeply increasing. There is an answer hiding in plain sight — in the biology of the plants that surround us. Today, plants have the potential to save us from climate change caused by excess atmospheric CO2.
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies — one of the top scientific institutions in the world — has a bold idea: called "The Audacious Project" - what if scientists could coach plants to function at the level of Olympic athletes and reach their full carbon storage potential?
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