Money, Controversy and Magical Thinking: The Many Challenges of CO2 Removal

By Kevin Caners

Taking carbon dioxide out of the air - as we learned in our last episode - is technically possible. And different researchers and start-ups are experimenting with the best ways to do just that. But there's much more than engineering that currently stands in the way of seeing Air Capture become a big part of the solution to climate change. There's also the not too small problem of paying for it. For example, would you be willing to pay $10,000 each year to offset your emissions? In this episode we look at the social, political and financial hurdles that need to be overcome if we truly are going to find a way to take billion of tons of CO2 out of the air each year. This is Episode 2 of 4 of our series looking at Carbon Dioxide Removal (Pictured: The Climeworks Carbon Capture plant outside of Zurich Switzerland)

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