Buildings That Lock In Carbon

They thought Architect Terunobu Fujimori was nuts in 2001 when he presented his Tokyo Plan 2101- "During the 21st century, the sea level has continued to rise due to global warming. Venice, then Tokyo, have been covered with water. The trickiest problem is not to control the release of carbon dioxide but to reduce the large quantities already in the air." Fujimori recognized that the atmosphere used to have much higher CO2, but that plants and corals converted it into oxygen. If you build with wood and coral, the CO2 is locked inside it. It doesn't seem so silly now. Terunobu Fujimori via ::wwmna

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