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Fix The Climate: Climate Engineering Perspective, Pielke

Perspective Paper

Dr. Roger Pielke Jr critiques the cost-benefit analysis of climate engineering of Dr. Bickel and Lane. He also summarizes an analysis of the potential role for air capture technologies to play in the decarbonization of the global economy. The idea behind air capture is to take in ambient air, remove the carbon dioxide, and then release the air. Dr. Pielke Jr finds that the costs of air capture would be comparable with major assessments of the costs of responding to global warming by cutting carbon emissions. He concludes that air capture technologies are deserving of a much greater role in global warming policy.