Carbon Sequestration vs Carbon Capture and Storage Essay

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Carbon Sequestration VS Carbon Capture and storage: A solution for today or tomorrow? As we all know, global warming is an arising problem, affecting every single soul inhabiting planet earth. Global warming is the increase o average temperature earth; as temperature increases, hurricanes, floods and other natural phenomenon become more frequent. The temperature in earth has risen 1 degree Celsius (about 1.3 degrees Fahrenheit), in one century. This minor temperature increase is responsible for many natural phenomenons. NASA states that the last 13 years have been the warmest, and the first half of 2010 has been the warmest year recorded. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), predicts that global temperatures may still increases about 1.0-6.4 degrees Celsius (2.0 -11.5 Fahrenheit). In the 1950´s scientists discovered that global warming was in fact possible, CD Killing measured the level of CO2 in the 1960s and in fact discovered that CO2 level were increasing. S Arrhenius, started measuring C02 emission fo factories and other human activities, when he realized that CO2 was produced in levels that outmatched the geochemical processes that absorbed the gas. There are two methods in which humans can start to remove and store CO2; carbon sequestration which is the process where CO2 is removed and stored from the atmosphere by biological means, like photosynthesis, and Carbon Capture and Storage which is used to collect CO2 at major points of release, such as factories, and afterwards storing it permanently to keep it away from the atmosphere. Carbon sequestration is the natural process in which CO2 is removed from the atmosphere. It is done by photosynthesis, which removes CO2 from the atmosphere and it is released as O2; H2O+CO2=carbohydrates + O2. This is the most viable and long term solution for our global warming problem, because it is a

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