All the trees and green plants existing in nature are natural tools for sucking CO2 out of the air.
But the truth is that the pollution level and the CO2 level in the atmosphere has increased rapidly since the industrial revolution and the number of tress present currently on our Earth are not enough to manage the CO2 concentration in the atmosphere.
WHY WE ARE UNABLE TO MANAGE THIS PROBLEM ?
Now you may think that ‘ No ‘ we can manage this problem by planting more trees.
This is what the actual problem is about.
In reality we do not have sufficient amount of land available for agriculture and we cannot plant more and more trees to convert them into forest.
This is due to : –
- Rapid urbanization
INTRODUCING ARTIFICIAL TREES TO ABSORB CO2 OUT OF THE AIR
According to the research it is not possible to control rapid urbanization so the next way to reduce CO2 from the atmosphere is introducing ‘ artificial trees ‘.
We have to come up with a chemical tree that can effectively extract CO2 out of the air.
HOW DO THEY LOOK ?
These trees usually look like pine-trees and are developed by fabric.
WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO REDUCE CO2 ?
These artificial tress will allow us to fight against the global warming by lowering the value of CO2 in the atmosphere.
HOW CO2 IS AFFECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT ?
- Climate Change and Global warming
- Ocean acidification.
- Melting glaciers and ice sheets.
- Warming the habitats of plants and animals.
- Changing the wind and precipitation patterns.
- Rising sea levels and increasing the frequency of wildfires.
Removing the pollution from the power- plants ( called carbon capture and storage ) is a useful way to prevent additional CO2 from entering the atmosphere.
CONCLUSION : ARE THERE NEW TECHNOLOGIES AVAILABLE ?
Now you know about the Artificial trees absorbing CO2.
Other than artificial trees : –
There are many more things which can be used to limit CO2 presence in the atmosphere like introducing the scrubber devices.
Scrubber devices have been used in chimneys in different pilot projects around the world.
Though the cost for establishing these trees are very high but still they can help us in controlling the CO2 level by absorbing it out of the air and storing it for many days.