Scientists Are Trying to Find Ways to Capture Carbon From the Air!
Scientists Are Trying to Find Ways to Capture Carbon From the Air!

It appears the search is on to find ways to capture carbon right from thin air. Nations worldwide have just agreed to limit carbon dioxide emissions in hopes of preventing global warming from surpassing 2-degrees Celsius by 2100.
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It appears the search is on to find ways to capture carbon right from thin air. Nations worldwide have just agreed to limit carbon dioxide emissions in hopes of preventing global warming from surpassing 2-degrees Celsius by 2100.

However, countries will not manage to meet their goals at the rate they’re going. Nations may need to physically remove carbon from the atmosphere, and they may have to deploy “negative emissions technology” – techniques that scrub CO2 out of the air.

According to Scientific American, numerous methods exist that try to do this. They were all emphasized in the American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco.

According to Stanford University, an example is enhanced weathering with agriculture. Earth’s surface naturally removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through the breakdown of rocks, but this occurs slowly.

Scientists proposed speeding up the process, called “weathering,” with a man-made invention. David Beerling, director of…