Carbon Capture and Storage: An Expensive and Unproven False Solution

We must take bold and uncompromising action to stave off the worst effects of climate change. If the planet warms more than 1.5 degrees Celsius, increased temperatures could cause irreversible damage, potentially making parts of the world uninhabitable this century. A central false solution to climate change is Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), which describes a set of technologies for fossil fuel companies to capture carbon dioxide either at the smokestack or in the atmosphere, then transport the CO2 in pipelines and inject it underground. CCS is popular with energy giants because it enables corporations to keep doing business as usual, while pretending to fight climate change. In reality, CCS is unproven and faces insurmountable technical, financial, and environmental barriers. It has also faced public opposition and concerns about efficacy.


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