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    04 Sep '14 09:51
    http://phys.org/news/2014-09-greenhouse-gases-advanced-membranes.html

    “because it is affordable and long-lasting, our polymer could potentially cut the cost of capturing carbon dioxide by as much as 1000 times."

    Although carbon capture is not the long term solution because only going 100% renewable is the long term solution, I hope that a cost-effective methods for carbon capture like this one will be developed that will buy us precious time in the medium run.
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    04 Sep '14 11:02
    Originally posted by humy
    http://phys.org/news/2014-09-greenhouse-gases-advanced-membranes.html

    “because it is affordable and long-lasting, our polymer could potentially cut the cost of capturing carbon dioxide by as much as 1000 times."

    Although carbon capture is not the long term solution because only going 100% renewable is the long term solution, I hope that a cost-effective m ...[text shortened]... carbon capture like this one will be developed that will buy us precious time in the medium run.
    Even 1000 times cheaper means a massive effort to get rid of billions of tons of CO2. It all boils down to political will to do it.