Climate Institute: Negative Emission Technologies: Silver Bullet or Ethically Ambiguous?

"This paper explores the potential of negative emission technologies (NETs) and highlights the difficulties associated with them. It argues that although these technologies are indeed impressive in theory, the reality shows that they are nowhere near ready to remove carbon at the scale required. This therefore leads to a level of moral ambiguity that could be detrimental to effective climate action. While continued research and development is imperative to global progress – and indeed, technology will be required in the future – the way the utility of NETs is presented threatens to produce an ethical dilemma."


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