The Carbon Eaters

carbon-eaters-01While some researchers focus on developing alternatives to fossil fuels, others are dreaming up ways to suck the carbon out of the air, thereby returning us to a pre-Industrial Revolution atmosphere. One of these researchers is Peter Kelemen, a geochemist who showed that a certain kind of rock found in Oman (mostly) can not only suck carbon out of the air, but store it–harmlessly–forever. Seriously, it’s not as crazy as it sounds.

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