Carbon Emissions: Sequestration or Elimination?

Sustainability 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.

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of TriplePundit.com

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Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He was instrumental in the creation of TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years as well as an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.