Averting dangerous climate change might just be achievable, thanks to new research suggesting there is enough space underground to store all the carbon scientists say needs to be taken from the atmosphere to keep temperatures stable. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is where carbon dioxide emissions are trapped as they enter the atmosphere and are piped underground, to be stored in empty natural gas and oil fields. Scientists believe the technology – still in its infancy – will be crucial to reverse climate damage and meet international targets on global warming. Imperial College London has today released the first estimates of how much carbon will need to be taken out of the atmosphere to meet international climate targets, and therefore how much storage capacity will be needed.
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