Technoptimist Radio 9/15/21: The world’s largest direct air capture plant is open

Join Teresa Carey as she breaks down the latest news on the technology that is solving the world’s biggest problems. In today’s show, Teresa covers an activist way to stop illegal fishing, the world’s largest direct air capture plant, and what the Montreal Protocol did for us.

To learn more about the topics in this episode:
Unique underwater sculptures thwart harmful illegal fishing
The world’s largest direct air capture plant just opened
Saving the ozone layer avoided 2.5 degrees of global warming
Green sand beaches could erase carbon emissions
Can seaweed save the planet?
How balloons could soak up carbon and fight climate change
Should we genetically engineer carbon-hungry trees?

About the host:
Teresa Carey is a senior staff writer at, where she covers genetics and the environment. She is also a US Coast Guard licensed captain and a NatGeo Explorer. In addition to Freethink her work can be found in BuzzFeed, Scientific American, PBS NewsHour, NPR Weekend Edition, Smithsonian and more. @teresa_carey