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Scrubbing the Sky shortlisted for 2023 Alberta Literary Award

We are delighted to announce that Scrubbing the Sky: Inside the Race to Cool the Planet by Paul McKendrick has been selected as a 2023 Alberta Literary Awards finalist.

McKendrick’s is one of three books shortlisted for the Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction.

Finalists represent excellence in literary work written by Alberta authors, the Writer’s Guild of Alberta said in a statement.

Scrubbing the Sky is an in-depth look at the people and the science behind our attempts to pull carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere with direct air capture. The question of what will be necessary for direct air capture to reach a meaningful scale, and how much it will cost, has fueled intense scientific and political debate, and spurred a value chain that spans finance, industry, technology, policy, and academia. McKendrick’s clear and riveting prose presents the full story of this fascinating pursuit for the first time, inviting readers to learn more about this critical climate intervention option.

Award recipients will be announced on June 8, 2024.

April 3, 2024
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