Money, Controversy and The Many Challenges of Removing CO2 from the Air: or Would You Offset Your Emissions for $10,000 a Year?
As we learned in our last episode, taking carbon dioxide out of the air is technically possible. And different researchers and start-ups are already experimenting with the best ways to do just that. But there's much more than engineering that currently stands in the way of seeing air capture become a big part of the solution to climate change. For starters? Who is going to pay to take out these billions of tons out of the air each year?
In this episode we look at the social, political and financial hurdles which need to be overcome if we truly are going to find a way to take billion of tons of CO2 out of the air each year, as the UN's own predictions indicate that we will need to.
This is the second of four episodes in a series that we’ll be releasing, which all deal with the subject of carbon dioxide removal.
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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
Kevin Anderson - Professor of Energy and Climate Change at the University of Manchester
Glen Peters - Research Director at CICERO (The Center for International Climate Research)
Myles Allen - Professor of Geosystem Science and Leader of Climate Research Programme at Oxford University