Climate Restoration—
The Only Future that Will Sustain
the Human Race 

Peter Fiekowsky

Physicist, Engineer, Serial Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Social Innovator, Author
Image by Anastasia Taioglou

With the global climate crisis continuing to spiral out of control,
the time for tough conversations about what it will really take to
create a healthy future for humanity is here.


Climate Restoration

The Only Future That Will Sustain the Human Race

People around the world recognize the dire threat posed by climate change. Governments, businesses, and individuals are making commitments to shift to renewable energy sources, trim consumption, and otherwise reduce their carbon footprints. But what if these steps are woefully inadequate to ensure the future health—or even the survival—of the human race? What if the most popular goal being pursued by today's climate activists—net zero carbon emissions—is actually a recipe for human disaster?


That's the warning being sounded by scientist, engineer, and entrepreneur Peter Fiekowsky . . . along with an urgent call to refocus our rescue efforts on a much bigger, bolder, yet fully achievable goal—the goal of restoring the climate to the healthy state that will allow human beings to thrive.​

The Climate Restoration Imperative: What It Is, Why It Matters, How We Can Make It Happen is a 54-page white paper authored by Peter Fiekowsky with Carole Douglis and adopted from their forthcoming book Climate Restoration. In this report, the authors show why the goal of net-zero carbon emissions set in connection with the Paris Climate Accords is not sufficient to protect the future of humanity; they explain the concept of climate restoration; and they describe the technologies that can be used to remove excess CO2 from the atmosphere, thereby restoring the atmosphere that enabled humans to thrive throughout history.

For a limited time, this important paper is being made available at no cost by the publisher, Rivertowns Books, in order to stimulate informed discussion of our climate options at this critical moment in human history.

To download your complimentary copy of the white paper, please complete the form below.

About Peter Fiekowsky

Peter Fiekowsky is an MIT-educated physicist and engineer, a serial entrepreneur, a philanthropist, and a social innovator.  He has worked at NASA and the Fairchild/ Schlumberger Artificial Intelligence Lab in Palo Alto; taught at MIT; and developed his own machine vision company, Automated Visual Inspection LLC (AVI). He holds 27 patents and is on the board of Clilmate Capex, a fintech company designed to help complete the global transition to 100 percent clean energy by 2040 by tripling the rate of investment in solar projects.


Fiekowsky’s mission in life is “to leave a world we’re proud of to our children.” In service to that mission, Fiekowsky has a 30-year track record as a citizen lobbyist for global poverty reduction and climate policy. 


What Reviewers Are Saying

“With inviting clarity and an engaging optimism, Fiekowsky considers four promising solutions [for climate restoration], presenting the possibilities with persuasive power. He simplifies the science for easy comprehension, and makes the case with such hopeful vigor that the book becomes something rare: a dead-serious, no-illusions look at climate change that doesn’t stir despair.”

—Publishers Weekly BookLife



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