How to capture and extract carbon dioxide

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Carbon dioxide is one of the many natural and man-made gases that build up in the atmosphere, forming a thick layer that affects the Earth in two ways, both detrimental to life in this planet: one, it blocks heat and energy coming from the sun; and two, it traps unwanted heat that would normally escape into the atmosphere and away from the Earth were it not blocked by the layer of emitted gases. This phenomenon, called the ‘greenhouse effect,” is characterized by the rising temperature of the Earth’s surface, which drastically alters normal weather patterns and causes radical changes in ocean levels. This is “global warming,” and it is exactly what is happening today in many parts of the world.

The atmosphere is known to be capable of absorbing as much as 6.1 billion metric tons of man-made carbon dioxide emissions a year. But economic activity on Earth, which drive…

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