In a demonstration of the delicate balance required to meet climate goals, recent research has found that technology that can remove carbon dioxide from the air could have huge implications for future food prices. Whilst machines that remove CO2 from the atmosphere may prove essential in helping to limit global warming, their impact on energy, water and land use could be drastic. Concerns arise over the need for huge amounts of land and energy crops required for the technology, putting pressure on agricultural systems at a time of increasing global population, forcing food prices up. This example demonstrates the need to balance the benefits of carbon technology with the potential knock-on consequences for people all over the world.
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