While the best solution for the environment would be to eliminate large output CO2 emissions, technology does not change overnight and there needs to be some kind of interim solution to prevent toxins from entering the environment until we make the change to cleaner energy. Carbon capture, which reduces CO2 from large output sources, is one way we can protect the environment from these harmful gases until we can install cleaner technology and eliminate the emissions altogether.
Should carbon capture technology be part of solutions to combat global warming? Absolutely carbon capture should be considered in this debate. One reason it should be considered as an important tool in solving the carbon problem is that recapture of another pollutant, sulfur, has proven useful in combating another industrially caused problem, acid rain. So there is precedent for emissions capture being part of the solution in a similar pollution situation. Carbon capture may not be the whole answer, but combined with taxation of emissions and possibly other measures, developing this technology could help our nation and the world stave off disaster from global warming. Desperate threats make innovation necessary and this sort of technology has already shown promise.