Giant fly-swats combat climate change

Futuristic devices that look like giant fly swats could be key to cutting climate change. They are just one of the “ingenious ways of preventing climate change” that the London-based […]

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By Vicky Ellis

Futuristic devices that look like giant fly swats could be key to cutting climate change. They are just one of the “ingenious ways of preventing climate change” that the London-based Institution of Mechanical Engineers (Imeche) is championing ahead of its Air Capture Week in October.

‘Air capture’ technology sucks greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide (CO2) directly out of the atmosphere. Dr Tim Fox, Head of Energy and Environment at Imeche said the technique already exists in an early stage, “but governments and businesses need to prioritise funding in these technologies to make them happen quickly and on a big enough scale to make a difference.”