CO2 scrubbers, a step toward a technological fix

A team of Arizona based scientists believe they are close to building CO2 “scrubbers”. These will collect the greenhouse gas from the atmosphere using plastic membranes that could later release the gas into greenhouses or other more permanent traps. They’re not the solution, millions would be needed to soak up current production levels and I doubt they’ll be cheaper than most of the methods used to reduce emissions at source, but they could be deployed as part of a clean up campaign.

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