The trouble with negative emissions – New article in Science by Kevin Anderson and Glen Peters
The Paris Agreement on climate change and the carbon-reduction plans of many governments (including Sweden) are unwittingly reliant on unproven technologies to suck hundreds of billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere.
On october 14, the journal Science published a Perspective co-written by Kevin Anderson and Glen Peters, in which the scale and widespread reliance on ‘negative emissions technologies’ is revealed.
Read the whole article here: http://science.sciencemag.org/content/354/6309/182
And more on Uppsala University’s website.
A selection of responses to the article in the media:
- We’re placing far too much hope in pulling carbon dioxide out of the air scientist warn, Washington Post, October 13, 2016
- DN Debatt: Oansvarigt välja oprövad teknik för att rädda klimatet, Dagens Nyheter, 21 October, 2016