Humans put over 72 trillion pounds of CO2 into the atmosphere each year.

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Since the age of industrialization, CO2 emissions have skyrocketed.

To stabilize concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere, the world needs to reach net-zero emissions. Yet at a time when global emissions need to be rapidly falling, CO2 emissions are in fact still rising, as the chart here shows.

Annual total CO2 emissions, by world region

Fossil fuels and cement production CO2 emissions only—land use change not included

As a result, average global temperatures are rapidly rising.

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Temperatures will continue to rise unless dramatic action is taken.

Human emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases are a primary driver of climate change. This link between global temperatures and greenhouse gas concentrations – especially CO2 – has been true throughout Earth’s history. If we don’t reverse this trend, global warming threatens to substantially change the planet over the next several decades.
Source: our world in data

Average temperature anomaly, Global

Global average land-sea temperature anomaly relative to the 1961-1990 average temperature

For the sake of our future, this excess CO2 needs to be removed.

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Mitigation alone won’t get us to net zero.

Negative emissions technologies are critical to reaching the Paris Agreement goals. To keep global warming to under 1.5°C by 2100, negative emissions technologies like DAC will need to remove in the order of 10-15 gigatons a year by 2050
Source: IPCC, Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate, Internal estimates

Meeting the < 1.5°C Paris Agreement goal

Global CO2 emissions

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We create machines that remove CO2 directly from the atmosphere.

We're working to reverse climate change by developing machines that leverage innovative molecular sieves, low-cost renewable power, and smart tunable systems to cost-effectively remove CO2 from the atmosphere at scale. The CO2 our systems capture can be either permanently deposited underground or recycled as a raw material.
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