Report Calls For Capturing Carbon To Combat Climate Change. How Would That Work?09:43
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American Electric Power's Mountaineer coal power plant, with carbon capture unit (center right), alongside the plant's cooling tower and stacks, in New Haven, W.Va. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
American Electric Power's Mountaineer coal power plant, with carbon capture unit (center right), alongside the plant's cooling tower and stacks, in New Haven, W.Va. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

"Negative emissions" is a term that came up in a recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. That report found that humans have about a decade to take "unprecedented" action to reduce the impacts of climate change. And that won't just involve reducing new emissions, but also capturing some of the carbon dioxide that's already in the atmosphere.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Gregory Nemet, professor of public affairs and environmental studies at the La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin Madison.

This segment aired on October 15, 2018.

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