Arctic sea ice acts like a heat shield, reflecting most of the sunÃ¢Â€Â™s energy. As the ice has melted back, it reflects less, and the planet is absorbing more heat.
Present vs. projected August days over 95 degrees Fahrenheit
Present vs. projected August days over 90 degrees Fahrenheit
CO2 captured from coal-fired electric power plants may be injected for storage into porous layers of rock and sand deep underground.
In coal-burning power plants, CO2 can be captured for transport to storage sites.
If current trends in burning coal and other fossil fuels continue, average temperatures in the U.S. are projected to increase by roughly 10Ã‚Â°F by 2100.
CO2 may be separated from other gases at coal-fired electric power plants and transported by pipeline to suitable storage sites.
The United States has many areas, shown in pink, where geological formations are likely to be suitable for long-term carbon dioxide storage.