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Commentary on sequestering atmospheric CO2 inorganically: a solution for Malaysiaís CO2 emission


Gallagher, JB and Nilamani, N and Zanuri, NBM, Commentary on sequestering atmospheric CO2 inorganically: a solution for Malaysia's CO2 emission, Geosciences, 9, (2) Article 90. ISSN 2076-3263 (2019) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.3390/geosciences9020090


The commentary questions the basis behind an article on accounting and calculating inorganic carbon sequestration services for Malaysia. We point out the omission of coastal vegetated ecosystems. We also bring the authorís attention to the problems of using a seemingly resultant chemistry within open systems, in which reactive species come from external sources. In addition, we point out that ecosystem services in the mitigation of climate change must be referenced against a manufacturing process, such as cementís normal lifetime of carbon dioxide sequestration. Without such a reference state, sequestration services may be severely overestimated and when used within a cap and trade system, it will lead to an increased rate of carbon dioxide emissions.

Item Details

Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:inorganic carbon sequestration, blue carbon, sequestration services
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Climate change impacts and adaptation
Research Field:Carbon sequestration science
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Adaptation to climate change
Objective Field:Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
UTAS Author:Gallagher, JB (Dr John Barry Gallagher)
ID Code:136906
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Oceans and Cryosphere
Deposited On:2020-01-22
Last Modified:2020-01-22

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