"Mammoth" is operational for direct Carbon Capture in Iceland

"Mammoth" is the largest carbon capture technology that is finally operational and turned on in Iceland, which uses renewable geothermal sources to operate. Learn more about it on Climeworks website here 

Here is the news from BBC:

Although this is a step in the right direction, we are nowhere close to where we need to be as we are set to blow way past our 2030 target of staying under 1.5 degrees Celsius Global Temperature.  

Mammoth is set to capture 36,000 tons of CO2 per year, which is a significant amount of greenhouse gas emissions. Here's how it compares to everyday activities:

  • Gasoline consumption: Burning 405,086 gallons of gasoline annually would produce roughly 36,000 tons of CO2. This is equivalent to the annual fuel consumption of approximately 4,051 households, considering an average household uses 1,000 gallons of gasoline per year.

It's important to remember that this is just one example. Industrial facilities, power plants, and other large sources can also emit substantial amounts of CO2 and other greenhouse gases behind the climate crisis.

We should also be extremely careful not to think it's okay to keep polluting the planet with greenhouse gases and fossil fuel burning. There is a cheaper and safer option to plant trees and make the transition to carbon free sources ASAP. Maybe even divesting from fossil fuels is an important next step. Let's not get carried away as explained in the video below - 

Source: ASAP Science YouTube

So what are some ideas that you have? Are you for expanding Carbon Capture Technologies? How do we best address the ongoing climate crisis and climate injustices?

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