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Carbon capture and storage
McPherson, Brian J. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
- Geologic carbon sequestration
- CO2 storage
- Potential subsurface storage capacity
- Practical aspects
- Related Primary Literature
- Additional Reading
International concern about climate change is increasing, and this major world issue is not without its controversy. At the heart of debate is whether human-made carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions affect the Earth's climate; most in the scientific community agree that such anthropogenic greenhouse gases are the primary cause of global warming. Recent studies also suggest other reasons to consider reducing CO2 emissions to the atmosphere, including an across-the-globe increase in the ocean's acidity, thought to be responsible for major effects on coral reefs and other significant oceanic ecosystems.
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