Artificial trees: what are they? How do they work? And how could they help to prevent climate change in the future?
- The rate of climate change is increasing because of the increasing amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
- Scientists are developing artificial trees to try to mimic the natural process of photosynthesis to remove CO2 from the atmosphere.
- Artificial trees absorb CO2, which can then be converted into liquid form and stored beneath the seabed.
- Scientists hope that emerging technologies such as artificial trees will be able to avert or reduce potentially devastating climate change.
The amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, and how it affects our planet, is at the centre of the global warming debate.
One thing is certain; the amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere is growing.
Prof Ian Jones, University of Sydney – "Climate change will get progressively worse because the …
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