CO2 levels have reached a record high and could lead to disastrous climate change if left unchecked. Besides reducing emissions, it has now become necessary to remove the CO2 already in the atmosphere. New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert gives an informative and cautionary look at two technologies for CO2 removal, some of the major parties involved, and the challenges facing the technologies’ widespread application. getAbstract recommends this article to those who are interested in cutting-edge, world-saving technologies and who enjoy moderate weather.
In this summary, you will learn
- What technologies exist to remove CO2 from the atmosphere,
- Why CO2 removal has become essential and
- What challenges there are to large-scale use of these technologies.
About the Author
Elizabeth Kolbert is a staff writer for The New Yorker and an author. She won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction for The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History.