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Can We Just Suck Carbon Dioxide Out of the Atmosphere to Combat Global Warming?

Surely you've heard about how all those carbon dioxide emissions into the Earth's atmosphere are contributing to global warming but have you ever wondered if you could just suck that gas out of the air?

Better yet, capture atmospheric carbon dioxide and convert it into fuel that you can use.

That's what Carbon Engineering, a company based out of Squamish, British Columbia, Canada, aims to do.

James Temple of MIT Technology Review explains why the idea behind air capture is actually quite feasible:

... a detailed new analysis published today in the journal Joule finds that direct air capture may be practical after all. The study concludes it would cost between $94 and $232 per ton of captured carbon dioxide, if existing technologies were implemented on a commercial scale.

Photo: Carbon Engineering


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