Could Capturing Carbon Help Combat Climate Change?

Carbon capture and storage is far from perfect, but if used right, it may be able to play an important role in combatting climate change.



What's the best way to capture carbon?

Although most experts agree that carbon capture and storage strategies cannot combat climate change on their own, carbon capture absolutely has the potential to offset some of the “tough-to-get” emissions and possibly even make the world carbon negative. In order to achieve that potential though, each method of carbon capture has some challenges to overcome. Today, we break down ten methods of carbon capture, discuss the hurdles they face, and consider how they might improve. With special guest Wake Smith: Lecturer at Yale University.

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