Scientist hopes for CO2 storage

Mankind’s only hope of staving off catastrophic climate change is burying CO2 emissions underground, says the UK’s chief scientist.

Sir David King told the BBC carbon capture and storage technology was the only way forward as China and India would inevitably burn their cheap coal.

This would be disastrous unless they were persuaded to put CO2 from power stations into porous rocks, he said.

It is thought carbon capture and storage would add 10-15% to fuel bills.

BBC NEWS | UK | Scientist hopes for CO2 storage

To me, this doesn’t sound good. So were gonna bury all of the CO2 in the ground, isn’t this just like trying to sweep it under the carpet?

Surely we should look to reduce the emissions in the first place, it doesn’t bode well for the future.


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