The Chicago Tribune recently published an article on BECCS technology A technology many hoped would fight climate change would cause even bigger environmental problems, scientists say.
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An excerpt from the Chicago Tribune article:
But in the new paper, scientists argue that deploying BECCS technology on the scale needed to address the problem would use up massive amounts of water, fertilizer, and land. That would probably lead to large environmental problems or even destabilize key planetary systems, wrote Vera Heck of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and three colleagues.
“We could achieve substantial amounts of bioenergy potentials, but this would really come at the cost of extensive environmental damage in many other dimensions,” said Heck.