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Sameen Shahid

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U.S. Department of Energy

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Finding a way to suck up carbon pollution



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The US Department of Energy announced a massive investment in direct air carbon removal projects. Recent study published in Science Advances presents a promising new technique for direct air capture of carbon pollution that can be up to three times more efficient than current technology.
The absorbent material developed by the team is made of copper and can easily and cheaply remove CO2 from the atmosphere. Once captured, the carbon dioxide can be turned into sodium bicarbonate and released into the ocean at a small concentration.
However, there may be regulatory hurdles to overcome, and some experts remain concerned about negative impacts on the oceans. Nonetheless, the technology is ready to be trialed, and further research is needed to understand its scalability.
Overall, this discovery presents an exciting opportunity to tackle the challenge of reducing carbon pollution in the atmosphere. While it sounds promising, I have my concerns as an individual for it may just aggravate climate problems.
What do you think about it?


Scientists find a way to suck up carbon pollution, turn it into baking soda and store it in the oceans | CNN

http://edition.cnn.com/2023/03/10/world/carbon-capture-sea-water-climate-intl-scn/index.html




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  • Edwin wangombe

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    With this type of technology we can make a huge difference in the fight against climate change and global warming

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    • Annett Michuki..

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      the idea is promising

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      • Daniel Waweru

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        Measures that contribute in taking care of the our precious climate goes a long way. Great step

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        • We Don't Have Time

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          Dear Sameen Shahid Thank you for getting your climate love to level 2! We have reached out to U.S. Department of Energy and requested a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Adam We Don't Have Time

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          • Tabitha Kimani

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            Carbon capture will really accelerate the net zero by 2050 goal.

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            • Peter Kamau

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              There's more better natural, sustainable and ultimately easily scalable methods but still this is ok.

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              • Sameen Shahid

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                @peter_kamau like what? I think improving air quality might be the hardest to deal with

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              • Damodar Prabhu Panemangalore

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                Today taking out CO2 from air is very much necessary even after the speed of avoidance of letting CO2 into air by human activities. So it is a must, but when ever such systems are designed it should put carbon into circular usage rather than creating another hazard. The oceans are going acidic and it can't take any more of NaCO3 in it.

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                • Sameen Shahid

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                  @damodar_prabhu_panemangalore yes taking out CO2 is necessary. But they're not quite sure about the consequences of dumping bicarbonate into the oceans . I think it should be heavily studied before jumping to any conclusions.

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                • Grace Njeri

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                  The benefits of CCS are environmental, economic and social with the positive impact both local and global.

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                  • Kevin

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                    Very brilliant initiative

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