Climate Expert on Carbon Capture and Storage 'It Is Irresponsible to Rule Out this Possibility too Soon'

In a SPIEGEL interview, Ottmar Edenhofer, the 47-year-old co-chair of a working group of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and deputy director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, discusses the advantages of carbon capture and storage in the fight to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
A truck with a CO2 tank stands in front of the Schwarze Pumpe power plant near Sprengberg, Germany. It is the first power plant in the world that takes toxic emissions from coal and buries them deep in the ground.

A truck with a CO2 tank stands in front of the Schwarze Pumpe power plant near Sprengberg, Germany. It is the first power plant in the world that takes toxic emissions from coal and buries them deep in the ground.

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Interview conducted by Christian Schwägerl
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