ERG Professor Kammen: We’re Placing Far too much Hope in Pulling Carbon Dioxide Out of the Air

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ERG professor Daniel Kammen commented for the Washington Post on the uncertainty of negative emissions as a viable fix for the planet’s warming. Kammen states that bioenergy combined with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) is “nowhere near ready to be considered a component of a viable carbon reduction strategy.”

“A run to endorse BECCS as a key component of the needed 80 percent or greater decarbonization we need by 2050 is unproven, premature and potentially costly. It is worth research, but has a ways to go before it can enter the realm of a solutions science for climate change.”

Read the full Washington Post article here.

 

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