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The urgency of the development of CO2 capture from ambient air: Supporting information

Klaus S. Lackner; Sarah Brennan; Juerg M. Matter; Ah-Hyung Park; Allen Wright; Bob Van Der Zwaan

Title:
The urgency of the development of CO2 capture from ambient air: Supporting information
Author(s):
Lackner, Klaus S.
Brennan, Sarah
Matter, Juerg M.
Park, Ah-Hyung
Wright, Allen
Van Der Zwaan, Bob
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Datasets
Department:
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
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Notes:
Supplementary data for http://hdl.handle.net/AC:P:14701.
Abstract:
CO2 capture and storage (CCS) has the potential to develop into an important tool to address climate change. Given society’s present reliance on fossil fuels, widespread adoption of CCS appears indispensable for meeting stringent climate targets. We argue that for conventional CCS to become a successful climate mitigation technology—which by necessity has to operate on a large scale—it may need to be complemented with air capture, removing CO2 directly from the atmosphere. Air capture of CO2 could act as insurance against CO2 leaking from storage and furthermore may provide an option for dealing with emissions from mobile dispersed sources such as automobiles and airplanes.
Subject(s):
Climate change
Atmospheric sciences
Publisher DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1108765109
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