Changing the atmosphere

Changing the atmosphere
Klaus Lackner, director of the Centre for Negative Carbon Emissions at the University of Arizona

A climate change pioneer based in the US has teamed up with two Irish businessmen in an attempt to commercialise his technology, which takes carbon dioxide from the air, writes John Reynolds

Climate change and how to manage it may be generating huge amounts of debate in 2019 – but for Klaus Lackner, a eureka moment on one aspect of it arrived more than 20 years ago. It was in 1998 that the German-born professor, who is the director of the Centre for Negative Carbon Emissions at Arizona State University (ASU), began comparing wind energy to a technology for sucking carbon dioxide emissions from the air. Direct...

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