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Stop Global Warming With Your A/C – May 04, 2019 – OZY

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Stop Global Warming With Your A/C

The logistics are tricky, but a new paper in Nature Communications suggests that air conditioning units, from massive office tower systems to home HVACs, could be converted to capture carbon. What’s more, says the paper co-authored by University of Toronto materials chemist Geoffrey Ozin, the unit would dribble out synthetic fuel as well.

How does this help the climate? The researchers envision skyscrapers covered with solar panels to power the A/C units, to compensate for the fuel they create, which could power ships and other vehicles not easily sustainably propelled.

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