As James Temple of the MIT Technology Review writes, asbestos has a strong ability to remove large amounts of carbon dioxide from that atmosphere.
- Estimates show that one site in Vermont could potentially absorb 12 million tons of carbon dioxide.
- In addition to asbestos, scientists are exploring the possibility of using materials such as copper and diamonds to sequester carbon.
- Developments in sequestration from asbestos and other minerals will have to advance as trees are currently a more economically feasible sequestration option.
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