Climate change mitigation: Turning carbon dioxide into rock

Posted by on June 9, 2016 6:24 pm
Categories: Science

An international team of scientists have found a potentially viable way to remove anthropogenic (caused or influenced by humans) carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere – turn it into rock. The study has shown for the first time that the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide can be permanently and rapidly locked away from the atmosphere, by injecting it into volcanic bedrock. The carbon dioxide reacts with the surrounding rock, forming environmentally benign minerals.

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