Combating greenhouse gases: geological storage of CO2

Carbon dioxide produced by human activities is contributing to climate change. Geological storage of carbon dioxide could be a medium-term solution to reduce these risks. Review of this topical issue.
1 September 2003
Cover of the data sheet

Cover of the data sheet.

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Climate change, recurring natural disasters, melting glaciers, sea level rise: our planet is in danger. The vast majority of experts now agree that anthropogenic emissions are the cause of these changes, described by some as dramatic in the medium and long term.

The gases involved include CO2 (carbon dioxide), produced in considerable quantities by transport, housing or industrial activities and considered as the most dangerous, predominantly responsible for exacerbating the greenhouse effect.

One of the current areas of research involves geological storage of CO2.

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