Climate Economy

The carbon capture conundrum

Capturing carbon from the air could be the planet's saving grace, but the technology is drastically inadequate. Is it worth investing in right now? Pulling carbon from the air is vital to fighting climate change. Even if all global carbon emissions stopped today, the world’s atmospheric carbon concentration would rest at around 416 parts per million, far beyond the threshold of the 350 ppm of the past million years. As a result, multilateral bodies like the International Energy Agency and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change now incorporate “negative emissions” mechanisms into…

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