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Response to Hiawatha Pete (Reply #18)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 04:00 PM

51. We can already break apart CO2 into component atoms of carbon and Oxygen.

People are doing it today, it's just power intensive, and thus expensive. If you are using coal or gas power, the elimination of CO2 in this fashion is not economical, but if you're using green or nuclear power, a power source that doesn't emit CO2 as a byproduct, it becomes more realistic.

It's hard to do at scale today, but companies, researchers and governments are investing billions in the R&D to solve that problem. In fact I read an article a year or two ago about an idea to build a few of TerraPower's nuclear power plants (Bill Gates's super safe power plants), and use lasers to break up CO2 molecules in the upper atmosphere.

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