Trapping carbon emissions deep within Earth’s crust may be a clever way to keep warming greenhouse gases from amassing in the planet’s atmosphere.
Giant wind turbines and solar-paneled roofs are almost certainly the energy future, but until the greater transition from burning fuels is complete, fuel-burning plants will continue to expel carbon into the air, which has already led to a rapid and accelerating disruption of Earth’s climate.
Researchers now say that if carbon is pumped into the Earth, only small amounts, if that, are likely to leak out.
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Trapping carbon pollution underground for thousands of years is key to fighting climate change