The mirage of reining in climate change with CO2 capture

Jun 14, 2018, 6:54 AM EDT
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A recent report claiming that new systems can suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, turning it into gasoline for further use garnered mix responses, with some celebrating the headway and others skeptical of the economics of the process.

Glen Peters, a researcher at the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research in Oslo, Norway, refuses to take “negative emissions” strategy as a solution to reversing or reining in climate change, explaining why it won’t work at scale, notes Live Science.

The carbon capture is a result of the society’s eagerness to find “techno-fixes” to climate issue instead of making personal, political, and economic sacrifices, writes The New Republic.