A carbon engineering pilot plant in Squamish, BC employing Direct Air Capture technology. Photo by Stephen Hui / Pembina Institute.
The Seductive Lure of Direct Air Capture Technology
Food and Water Watch researcher Oakley Shelton-Thomas joins Terra Verde’s Gary Hughes to describe the organization’s new report on Direct Air Capture (DAC) technology titled “The Dire Climate Consequences of Capturing Carbon from the Atmosphere.” The episode exposes the highly celebrated but unproven climate geoengineering approach — which involves capturing carbon from the air and then compressing and storing it underground — as being absurdly expensive, energy and emissions intensive, and ultimately worse than doing nothing.
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