Driving CO2 Underground | September 24, 2007 Issue - Vol. 85 Issue 39 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 85 Issue 39 | pp. 74-81
Issue Date: September 24, 2007

Driving CO2 Underground

Despite many unknowns, hopes abound that carbon sequestration can stanch global warming
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Climate Change, Sustainability

Restructuring the world's energy supply to cut carbon dioxide emissions is like turning a ship the size of Wyoming or West Virginia. It can be done, engineers and scientists say, but they warn that the ship's pilot better have a clear plan, a highly experienced crew, and ample time to bring the big ship around in what are likely to be rough seas.

Like Wyoming and West Virginia, the big ship is full of coal. . . .

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