Storage of Carbon Dioxide in Offshore Sediments

@article{Schrag2009StorageOC,
  title={Storage of Carbon Dioxide in Offshore Sediments},
  author={Daniel P. Schrag},
  journal={Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={325},
  pages={1658 - 1659}
}
  • D. Schrag
  • Published 25 September 2009
  • Environmental Science, Geology
  • Science
The battle to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prevent the most dangerous consequences of climate change will be waged across multiple fronts, including efforts to increase energy efficiency; efforts to deploy nonfossil fuel sources, including renewable and nuclear energy; and investment in adaptation to reduce the impacts of the climate change that will occur regardless of the actions we take. But with more than 80% of the world’s energy coming from fossil fuel, winning the battle also… 

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