Study: Big gap in carbon removal effort key to climate goals


              FILE - Steam emits from a crude oil refinery in Kochi, Kerala state, India, on Aug. 26, 2022. A new accounting of carbon dioxide emissions finds that heat-trapping gas pollution from fossil fuels went up about 1% more than last year. Researchers say efforts to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere aren't being scaled up fast enough and can’t be relied on to meet crucial climate goals. A report published Thursday by scientists in Europe and the United States found that new methods of CO2 removal currently account for only 0.1% of the 2 billion metric tons sucked from the atmosphere each year. (AP Photo/R S Iyer, File)
            
              FILE - Steam rises from the coal-fired power plant Niederaussem, Germany, on Nov. 2, 2022. Researchers say efforts to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere aren't being scaled up fast enough and can’t be relied on to meet crucial climate goals. A report published Thursday by scientists in Europe and the United States found that new methods of CO2 removal currently account for only 0.1% of the 2 billion metric tons sucked from the atmosphere each year. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
Study: Big gap in carbon removal effort key to climate goals