According to the IPCC’s 2018 report, carbon capture and storage – in addition to a significant reduction in emissions – will be necessary in order to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels.
But what is carbon capture, how does it work, and what is its potential?
Dr. Howard Herzog, MIT Energy Initiative Senior Research Engineer, and a pioneer of carbon capture technology, joined Climate Now to help us understand carbon capture and storage and its role on our path to net-zero emissions.
Howard Herzog is a Senior Research Engineer at MIT Energy Initiative and a pioneer of carbon capture technologies.
Dr. Herzog was a Coordinating Lead Author on the IPCC’s 2005 Special Report on Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage and received the 2010 Greenman Award from the IEAGHG “in recognition of contributions made to the development of greenhouse gas control technologies.”
Katherine Gorman is a podcast host for Climate Now. She has worked for terrestrial public radio stations across the US, and is also co-host of the podcast “The Talking Machines”. She is excited to democratize the climate conversation and to learn and share knowledge from experts in the field.
James Lawler is the founder of Climate Now. James started Climate Now as a way to learn about climate change and our energy system. Climate Now’s mission is to distill and communicate the science of our changing climate, the technologies that could help us avoid a climate crisis, and the economic and policy pathways to achieve net zero emissions globally. James is also the founder of Osmosis Films, a creative studio.