Can Carbon-Dioxide Removal Save the World? [spoiler: no.]
Scientists say that in 2017, fossil fuel emissions will be at an all-time high. Can carbon-dioxide removal, which not only slows the rise in CO2 but reverses it, be a solution?
Elizabeth Kolbert once again shows why she has a reputation for well-researched, in-depth articles! Read it.
Extracting CO2 from air and turning it into a useful product is the best hope for saving the planet from overheating. Here are a few of the approaches
Can Carbon-Dioxide Removal Save the World?
Looking to get smart on carbon removal? Excellent long-form treatment from with , , and .
Great article that explains well challenges carbon capture and storage. We can't afford the risk and need to accelerate CO2 reduction now. Disclosure of carbon related risk and price carbon key components.
Can Carbon-Dioxide Removal Save the World?
"As a technology of last resort, carbon removal is...paradoxical. It has become vital without necessarily being viable. It may be impossible to manage and it may also be impossible to manage without." Great writing, as always, from
. has written a climate-change article that actually inspires hope. “If CO2 is treated as just another form of waste, which has to be disposed of, then people can stop arguing about whether it’s a problem and finally start doing something.”
Global emissions are on the rise again, so we will have to 'go negative' in the coming decades to meet 2C. Excellent and timely article for the , on the paradoxical nature of CO2 removal #COP23
. on the negative emissions quest and in the New Yorker. Check it out
Can Carbon-Dioxide Removal Save the World? (It better — we’re already counting on it)
“Fossil fuels provide about 80% of the world’s energy. Proportionally, this figure hasn’t changed since the mid-eighties, but, because global energy use doubled, the amount of coal, oil, and natural gas being burned today is almost two times greater.)”
CDR now playing same role US currently plays in overarching climate policy: can't manage with, can't manage without. Brilliant take:
magazine picks up #ccus and #useco2 topics - informing the broader public is essential.
A great in-depth article on the paths being made toward engineering solution in removing CO2 from the atmosphere:...
Thanks for the great article on CO2 removal honored that was included!
everyone should read this piece on CO2 removal this is the future for *some* subsurface geoscientists
Going Negative on CO2 removal. via
Glen Peters, of the climate-research center in Oslo, described negative-emissions technologies as a “high-stakes gamble” and relying on them as a “moral hazard par excellence.”
If we're going to be imaginative, we shouldn't be limited by a view of carbon capture as merely some attachment to a coal plant's flue. Many more possibilities. For example, passive air capture. As it were, the New Yorker has a good piece on this tech:
Read on #BECCS - a k a, Can we have our emissions & climate too? Good section on IPCC carbon math- what calls "policy-based evidence making" Follow with a chaser:
Scary thought: Practically all <2 C warming scenarios assume CCS will be widely deployed-and even this isn’t enough.
Sensitive article from that captures many of the issues I'm staying up late debating with friends and colleagues at #COP23.
Can CO₂ removal (negative emissions) save the world? Great article by , with lots of historical context & balanced views. Recommended reading (or listening)
We’re headed toward a world where we may not be able stop climate change or cope with it
On CO2 removal technologies [email protected] mentions Anderson/Peters critique: "If we rely on these & they are not deployed or are unsuccessful at removing CO2 from the atmosphere at the levels assumed, society will be locked into a high-temperature pathway"
As a technology of last resort, carbon removal is, almost by its nature, paradoxical..... It may be impossible to manage and it may also be impossible to manage without.
A New Yorker story is kind of an unexpected place to encounter a written description of a New Yorker cartoon
Smart people who are not working on slowing global warming, but reversing it. reports
Can Carbon-Dioxide Removal Save the World?
"If we’re successful at building a business around carbon removal, these are trillion-dollar markets."
The perfect weekend read by CO₂ removal is paradoxical: * Vital without necessarily being viable * Impossible to manage, impossible to manage without
Bioenergy with CCS is unique, it removes CO₂ & produces energy. The more you consume the more you remove! (as promoted by in 2010, )
Can Carbon-Dioxide Removal Save the World? #CCS #ClimateChange
If we could suck up all the carbon dioxide, would it save the world? (much less boring than last week) investigates.
.'s "solution bias" is spot-on: "[In climate discussions] the strongest argument for any given strategy is usually based on the hopelessness of the alternatives: this approach must work, because clearly the others aren’t going to."
Important read by on the new/emerging technologies of carbon dioxide removal.
Can Carbon-Dioxide Removal Save the World?
Can Carbon-Dioxide Removal Save the World?
Can Carbon-Dioxide Removal Save the World?
Great new piece by on the history and status of the potential industry of CO2 removal
Going Negative: Sucking CO2 from the air is vital. But is it viable? investigates #climatechange
Going Negative - the “ultimate insurance policy or the ultimate moral hazard” #ClimateChange via
Spot on: ”If you tell me that we don’t know whether our stuff will work, I will admit that is true,” Klaus Lackner said. “But I also would argue that nobody else has a good option.”
Can Carbon-Dioxide Removal Save the World?
.'s 'solution bias' is spot-on: "[In climate discussions] the strongest argument for any given strategy is usually based on the hopelessness of the alternatives: this approach must work, because clearly the others aren’t going to."
“As a technology of last resort, carbon removal is, almost by its nature, paradoxical. It has become vital without necessarily being viable. It may be impossible to manage and it may also be impossible to manage without.”
Brilliant article by on carbon removal as our 'technology of last resort'
. on climate science's next frontier, "a project that falls somewhere between toxic-waste cleanup and alchemy"
"A project that falls somewhere between toxic-waste cleanup and alchemy": on climate science's controversial next frontier, trying to suck CO2 out of the atmosphere before temperatures rise