What is Tomorrow’s Air?
Tomorrow’s Air is a global collective supporting carbon removal innovators working to clean up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it permanently. Every purchase supports climate and carbon removal education and orders carbon removal with permanent storage.
Carbon Removal Projects
What is carbon removal?
Carbon removal means taking carbon from the atmosphere and storing it.“Carbon removal can also be referred to as carbon dioxide removal (CDR) or carbon drawdown, is the process of capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and locking it away for decades or centuries in plants, soils, oceans, rocks, saline aquifers, depleted oil wells, or long- lived products like cement. Scientists have proposed many different methods of carbon removal. Some of these are already in use at relatively small scales, whereas others remain in the early stages of research and development.” (American University Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy).
A 2023 report, State of Carbon Dioxide Removal, led by the University of Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, refers to forms of carbon removal CDR that involve capturing CO2 from the atmosphere and storing it for long time periods such as biochar, Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) and Direct Air Carbon Capture and Storage (DACCS) are referred to as ‘novel’ CDR. As the report observes, “Virtually all scenarios that limit warming to 1.5°C or 2°C require “novel” CDR, such as BECCS, biochar, DACCS, and enhanced rock weathering. However, only a tiny fraction (0.002 GtCO2 per year) of current CDR results from novel CDR methods. Closing the CDR gap requires rapid growth of novel CDR.”
Why is carbon removal important?
Earth’s atmosphere now contains so much CO2 that even if all emissions halted tomorrow, we would still have to clean our atmosphere because it takes hundreds to thousands of years to remove by natural processes alone. Scientists agree that carbon removal is necessary to avoid dangerous climate change.
Resources: ClimateWorks Foundation, State of Carbon Dioxide Removal Report
What are the various ways of removing carbon from the atmosphere?
There are several ways to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. At Tomorrow’s Air, we are focused on supporting novel forms of carbon dioxide removal such as direct air capture, biochar, and enhanced weathering.
List of carbon removal technologies and methods (learn more):
• Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS)
• Coastal blue carbon
• Direct air capture with carbon storage (DACCS)
• Enhanced mineralization/weathering
• Forestation and forest restoration
• Ocean alkalinization
• Soil carbon sequestration
How does carbon removal differ from offsetting?
Conventional offsetting for emissions is not the same as removal with permanent storage. With carbon offsetting, the purchaser of the offset compensates for its own emissions by paying someone else to avoid emissions elsewhere. Carbon offsetting project examples include sustaining a forest for example or supporting renewable energy projects. While these are valuable and beneficial they cannot solve our problem alone.
Novel forms of carbon dioxide removal have been receiving increased attention since the landmark IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C identified it as crucial to limiting global warming below 1.5°C and warned that the world can no longer hit this target without it.
How long does the carbon removal I order take to complete?
For direct air capture carbon removal, the time to complete your carbon removal order typically takes 1-2 years. Subject to the utilization and operation schedule of Climeworks’ plants, for carbon dioxide removal currently being subscribed for, carbon dioxide removal service and the safe and permanent storage underground are completed within 7 years or earlier following the order date.
For comparison, this is at least 2 times faster than for typical other carbon dioxide removal approaches (for example, if trees are planted, it will typically take at least 10 years [source] until the carbon dioxide is removed from the air.
For carbon removal ordered via Pacific Biochar, the time to complete your carbon removal order is 18 months or less.
How do I participate in carbon removal?
As an individual you can join Tomorrow's Air with a monthly subscription or one-time contribution. You receive a confirmation of your carbon clean up, plus additional benefits. Companies can develop custom partnerships, add Tomorrow's Air into traveler bookings, or to staff travel itineraries.
Does the carbon removal I purchase improve the environment/air quality in my area?
Carbon removal takes carbon dioxide out of the ambient atmosphere, this benefits everyone regardless of where you live. It is not the same however, as cleaning pollution - particulate matter - from a specific area.
Doing Business with Tomorrow's Air
What is Tomorrow’s Air refund policy?
We do not provide refunds, but if you are not satisfied, you may discontinue at any time. Your previous transaction will be your last. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How is Tomorrow’s Air different from other carbon removal companies?
Tomorrow’s Air uniquely builds awareness and understanding for carbon removal among travelers and travel companies in addition to channeling investment directly to carbon removal innovators. Tomorrow’s Air also offers individuals who join with a monthly subscription access to benefits from a curated community of sustainable travel providers.
Is Tomorrow’s Air non-profit or for-profit?
Tomorrow’s Air is a for-profit social enterprise initiative driven by purpose and managed by the Adventure Travel Trade Association. Your purchases support carbon removal education and awareness building and directly fund orders for carbon removal. The more travelers we attract to the Tomorrow’s Air collective, the bigger the impact we make together to clean up harmful carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Can I deduct my Tomorrow’s Air purchase from my taxes?
Carbon removal through Tomorrow’s Air is not tax deductible.
Future of Tomorrow's Air
What are Tomorrow’s Air’s next steps?
We are only getting started. We will continue to build our community and expand our outreach. Get in touch with us if you would like to get involved.
How can I get involved with Tomorrow’s Air?
If you are a traveler who’d like to clean up carbon from the atmosphere, join us! Learn more here.
If you are an artist, share with us your vision for Tomorrow’s Air. Partnership guidance and submission form are located here.
If you are a tourism board, destination, or travel company, learn about our partnership opportunities by emailing Christina@tomorrowsair.com.