Can ERW stop climate change?

Modified on Mon, 18 Dec 2023 at 04:35 PM

Yes, but not by itself.

The climate crisis is a vast and multifaceted issue that cannot be solved by a one-size-fits-all approach. Alongside huge emissions reductions, other carbon removal technologies and widespread engagement with the climate justice movement, enhanced rock weathering has an important part to play in protecting the future of our planet. The IPCC have confirmed that carbon removal is integral to restricting global warming to 1.5°C by 2100, and enhanced rock weathering is uniquely positioned to remove up to 4 gigatonnes of CO₂ per year, making it a vital component in the fight against climate change.

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