Can we bury our CO2 problem in the ocean?
Stuff you need to know:
- Humans emit about 6 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide each year.
- A movement is afoot to begin carbon capture and sequestration programs to contain and store waste carbon dioxide from power plants and ultimately cars and other transport.
- One major proposal for storing captured CO2 is in large bags at the bottom of the ocean.
- Each of these massive bags could hold about 160 million metric tons of CO2, about two days' worth of global emissions.
- At these depths, CO2 will convert to a semi-solid state, making it easy to maintain in storage than in a gaseous state.
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