Fighting Global Warming in an Ingenious Way: Carbon-Capturing Balloons Will Be Launched

Fighting Global Warming in an Ingenious Way: Carbon-Capturing Balloons Will Be Launched

There are many terrible outcomes for global warming, such as water shortages, weed and pest invasions, drought, and more. As many scientists around the world are doing their best to bring solutions for global warming, an Israeli startup might have a great idea.

According to Reuters, the group aims to send balloons into the upper atmosphere for capturing carbon dioxide that could be later used for recycling.

Capturing the carbon when it’s almost solid

Throughout time, scientists have considered that it would be pretty complicated to remove CO2 from the atmosphere at usual temperatures. But those from High Hopes Labs had a pretty ingenious idea: their system aims to capture carbon when it’s close to freezing. The idea was put to the test, but only on a small scale, for the moment.

CEO Nadav Mansdorf stated for Reuters:

The beautiful thing is that capturing gas is very easy when it’s close to freezing…,

Carbon is freezing in minus 80 degrees (Celsius) and the only place that we can find carbon in a temperature close to that, is 15 kilometers (9 miles) above our heads.

The method works by releasing balloons filled with gas along with a device for capturing carbon. The system will separate frozen carbon from the air and bring it back to the surface for recycling.

Global warming is a serious issue for our planet, and a recent UN report is also raising awareness about the dangerous levels of global warming.

Feel free to tell us in a comment how you view the problem of global warming yourself. Try to envision how the new idea of those from High Hopes Labs will be put into practice and if it would need something else. Until then, let’s hope that everyone will be fine and free from the dangers of global warming!

Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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