Carbon removal to slow climate change vital but hurdles remain

Swiss firm Climeworks has created a direct air capture plant in Iceland to suck carbon dioxide from the air. PHOTO: CLIMEWORKS
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SINGAPORE - It seems almost certain that the world will be unable to limit global warming to 1.5 deg C above pre-industrial levels, a major goal of the United Nations' Paris climate agreement.

The global economy is simply pumping too much carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases into the air, heating up the planet more and more.

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