UW–Madison researchers lead carbon removal efforts

Most efforts in the fight to slow climate change have focused on replacing fossil fuels with clean energy sources, but scientists say that just reducing greenhouse gas emissions isn’t enough: we also need to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

A new report co-authored by a University of Wisconsin–Madison researcher says the amount of carbon dioxide removal called for in current plans falls far short of what’s needed to limit the loss of life and property.

The first comprehensive assessment of the state of carbon dioxide removal, the report highlights the need for a massive increase in new technologies that can take carbon from the atmosphere and store it indefinitely, a challenge being addressed by other UW–Madison researchers.

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