FT Rethink

Pulling carbon dioxide out of thin air

Right now, there are machines that can pull CO2 out of the air. It sounds like a perfect solution to global warming, but as the FT’s Leslie Hook explains, the process is a complex one. It’s also far more expensive than some other methods of sequestering carbon, such as planting trees, although companies are working hard to bring costs down.

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FT Rethink series focuses on the people, technology, strategies and systems moving us from an economy that is wasteful, idle, lopsided and dirty towards one that is circular, lean, inclusive and clean. The channel alternates between independent reporting from FT journalists and business perspectives from Lombard Odier