Sci-fi tech tackles climate change with fake trees
In an article that’s part of a Fortune magazine special report, “Business Faces the Climate Crisis,” the focus is on carbon capturing artificial trees developed in the Center for Negative Carbon Emissions led by Fulton Schools Professor Klaus Lackner. There’s debate about the ramifications of using the technology to help clear the atmosphere of the carbon dioxide that is leading to detrimental climate change. Lackner’s system is seen as part of a number of proposed geoengineering solutions to climate change problems. But critics contend these remedial technologies would make industries complacent about taking steps to reduce pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere in the first place.