Give carbon a decent burial

Hauge, Frederic; Holm, Marius
July 2004
New Scientist;7/17/2004, Vol. 183 Issue 2456, p16
Sweeping things under the carpet can be a bad idea. But think of a situation when the floor is so thick with dust that any reduction would be an improvement. Swap dust on the floor for carbon dioxide in the air, and the carpet for the seabed, and that's a dilemma world governments now face. In other words, as an interim measure until renewable energy replaces fossil fuels, should one start soaking up CO&sub2; from fossil-fuel power stations, the largest producers of CO&sub2:, and bury it where it can't contribute to global warming. Given that the alternative means allowing climate change to accelerate, the answer must surely be yes.


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