Geological carbon storage

Storage of the carbon dioxide that is produced by burning fossil fuels is one way to avoid the damaging consequences of climate change. A range of observations suggests that geological carbon storage is much less risky than unabated carbon emissions to the atmosphere.

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Figure 1: Leaking natural carbon dioxide at Crystal Geyser, Green River, Utah5.

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Figure 2: Diagram of carbon dioxide storage at the Sleipner Field based on seismic images.

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Bickle, M. Geological carbon storage. Nature Geosci 2, 815–818 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo687

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