TIL Climate Podcast Episode: Is it safe to store CO2 underground?

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Today, companies are storing millions of tons of carbon dioxide underground every year to prevent this climate pollution from warming the planet. In the future it might be billions of tons. But is it dangerous to pump so much liquefied carbon below our feet? Geologist and carbon storage expert Prof. Bradford Hager joins the podcast to explain the risks and how to avoid them.

Bradford Hager is the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Earth Sciences in the MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences and Associate Director of the MIT Earth Resources Laboratory. He studies earthquakes and dynamical processes in the Earth’s interior, and as part of NASA’s NISAR Science Definition Team, provides input on earthquake, hydrocarbon, carbon sequestration, and hydrologic applications. He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Laur Hesse Fisher, Host and Producer
David Lishansky, Editor and Producer
Aaron Krol, Scriptwriter and Associate Producer
Lindsay Fendt, Science Reporter
Michelle Harris, Fact Checker
Music by Blue Dot Sessions
Artwork by Aaron Krol