Carbon-dioxide emissions created by the combustion of oil, coal and natural gas account for 90 per cent of human-caused CO2 emissions each year. Without a determined effort to curtail or contain those emissions, the global warming implications could be dire.
In Canada, where energy is a primary export, the federal government has yet to jump off the oil bandwagon. But along with the government of Alberta, it’s funding work by independent scientists to develop and refine technology that could reduce or eliminate the amount of carbon released in industrial processes such as power generation and gas processing.
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