Giant Air Purifying Plants Can Remove Greenhouse Gasses from the Sky. We Need More of Them to Reverse Climate Change.

  • av: Care2 Team
  • mottagare: Major world superpowers, including the U.S., China, India, Japan, the UK, and the EU
Iceland is now home to two pieces of technology that could be the key to our planet's future: carbon-capture plants. These huge factories are essentially giant air purifiers that suck carbon out of the air, mix them with water, and store them in the ground where it becomes stone after reacting with naturally-occurring basalt rock.

The first plant opened in 2021 and the second is going live this year, 2024. Together, the two carbon-absorbing factories are able to remove approximately 40,000 metric tons of carbon from the atmosphere each year. But this is only a tiny fraction of the carbon we need to recapture and remove from the air in order to avoid warming the planet past the point of no return.

Sign the petition to demand that world superpowers, including the U.S., China, India, Japan, the UK, and the EU, invest in building as many of these plants as necessary to reverse climate change.

Nations of the world - especially the main polluters, including the U.S., China, and India, which account for nearly half of all emissions worldwide - are already falling far behind when it comes to cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

We need to be relying more on solar, wind, and hydro energy sources, absolutely. But we have already fallen so far behind where we need to be with fighting climate change that we also need to be taking advantage of all available technology to help with the ecological disaster we've created.

Luckily, several other carbon-sequestering plants are already in the works. One in Texas should capture 500,000 metric tons of carbon each year, while one in Louisiana should remove 1 million tons, and a third in Wyoming is designed to sequester 5 million tons per year. Combined together, they would be equal to removing approximately 1,190,000 cars from the roads.

We've been needing technology exactly like these factories - and now we need to implement this technology everywhere. These five projects are an excellent start. But they're only that: a start. They can only become part of the solution once these plants are set up across the globe.

Help us ask major international leaders, including the governments of the U.S., China, India, Japan, the UK, and the EU to build their own giant air filter plants to remove excess carbon from the atmosphere! We must fight climate change, and we need this technology to help us get there!
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