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Carbon Emissions: Sequestration or Elimination?

| Wednesday July 27th, 2005 | 0 Comments

smokestack.jpgSustainability Zone had a great article a while back about the basics of carbon emissions reductions. Check it out here. There are essentially two ways to deal with the problem – one is obviously to reduce emissions alltogether, via improved efficiency and voluntary reduction. The other, accepting the fact that we are inevitably wedded to fossil fuels in the short term, is sequestration.
There are thre basic kinds: Geologic – pumping C02 back into the earth, usually into former oil fields. Marine – seeding the ocean with fertilizer to promote plankton growth (an idea with rather unpredictable consequences), and Agricultural – basically planting forests.
Read the details here, but basically the last option, Agricultural, is suggested as the most viable.


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