Climate & Climate Politics
- Climate change: let’s bury the CO2 problem | Myles Allen | Comment is free | The Guardian — We can’t stop fossil fuels being burned: but we can easily act now to capture and store carbon with CCS technology
How often have you read that we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to solve the problem of climate change – shortly followed by frustration and disappointment? People might expect me, as a climate scientist, to be disappointed by the failure of the attempt by the MP Tim Yeo to set an ambitious decarbonisation target in Tuesday’s debate on the energy bill. But I’m not.
Not because I don’t think it is possible, or even desirable: get climate policy right, and I believe we will have largely decarbonised the UK power sector by 2030. And the UK, having led the world into this era of venting fossil carbon into the atmosphere, clearly has a duty to lead the world out of it.
Intersting article but I am not at all convinced that carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) is an answer or even part of the answer.