For close to 25 years scientist Klaus Lackner has dedicated himself to researching and finding potential ways of taking CO2 back out of the atmosphere, all in a bid to help the world avoid the worst consequences of climate change. But capturing billion tons of CO2 from the air is no easy task.
Originally a theoretical physicist, Klaus now directs the Center for Negative Carbon Emissions at Arizona State University, where he works alongside his long-time collaborator Allen Wright. In this episode, we learn about Klaus and Allen's journey, explore the science of capturing CO2 from the air, and learn if taking CO2 back out of the atmosphere might just hold the key to us solving climate change.
This is the first of four episodes in a series that we’ll be releasing, which all deal with the subject of carbon dioxide removal. These episodes will be coming out on Wednesdays for the next several weeks.
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This Episode Features:
Klaus Lackner - Professor and Director of the Center for Negative Carbon Emissions
Allen Wright - Executive Director of the Center for Negative Carbon Emissions
Tim Flannery - Scientist and Chief Councillor of the Climate Council, author of Atmosphere of Hope