‘Carbon-sucking’ devices necessary by 2030 to stop global warming, scientists say

Scientists are warning we need “carbon-sucking” technologies by 2030 in order to prevent global temperature increases.

In the fight to curtail global warming, scientists say geoengineering — large-scale manipulation of carbon dioxide and solar radiation to lessen their effect on the planet — is absolutely necessary.

Carbon sucking, also called negative emissions technologies, involves planting entire forests over large areas, letting the trees absorb the carbon dioxide in the air, then using the wood for energy and pumping the CO2 emissions underground.

“If you’re really concerned about coral reefs, biodiversity (and) food production in very poor regions, we’re going to have to deploy negative emission technology at scale,” Bill Hare of Climate Analytics, a science and policy institute, told Reuters.

Currently, the planet has warmed by 1 degree Celsius since pre-industrial times, but the Paris Climate Agreement goal is to prevent increases above 2 degrees to halt the kind of warming that will cause sea levels to sink islands, maintain consistent food production and prevent extreme weather.

It’s not just forests that are necessary. Machines are also capable of carbon sucking as seen by one carbon capture machine in Zurich, Switzerland, created by Climeworks. The machine sucks the gas from the air and can store it underground or provide it to be sold to greenhouses who use the CO2 to make vegetables grow faster. The CO2 can also be sold to beverage companies that make sparkling waters and sodas or used to make plastics.

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