Goldschmidt press release on EurekAlert!

While attending Goldschmidt 2018, Tom Parkhill put out a press release based on my talk that I gave on behalf of Paul Kenward, Anna Harrison, Greg Dipple, and Sasha Wilson on our magnesite work and its implications for carbon sequestration. Our work characterized natural magnesite and determined its rate of formation in the Atlin playas, and secondly we were able to accelerate magnesite formation in the laboratory at room temperature using reactive surfaces. The story really took off and I had the great opportunity to be interviewed by BBC Radio 4 Inside Science, Sea Change Radio, Science News, Fast Company, and NBC News MACH. The story was also picked up by Forbes.comPopularmechanics.comPhys.org, Sciencedaily.comUSNews.com, and at least another 20 websites that I was able to find!

A truly humbling experience and happy to carry the CO2 mineralization flag for my “15 minutes of fame.”  Thanks to all the contributors to this work as well as Tom and the journalists that help us scientists communicate our research to the public!

 Hydromagnesite-magnesite playa near Atlin, British Columbia, Canada.

Hydromagnesite-magnesite playa near Atlin, British Columbia, Canada.

 Naturally-occurring magnesite from Atlin playas.

Naturally-occurring magnesite from Atlin playas.

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