Carbon Dioxide and the Effects on Climate

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Last a few decades have witnessed a rising scientific interest in two well-known molecules—carbon dioxide and titania. The fundamental properties such as their chemistry, structure and application potential are well known. However, the main problem concerning CO2—the global change of climate—has not been dealt with yet. The ever-rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, utilization of fossil fuels and the effects on global climate portend the need for a cleaner energy supply as well as the need to reduce the CO2 amount present in the atmosphere of our planet. Importantly, several recent discoveries have pointed out that novel materials based on TiO2 are able to solve climate change by establishing a new methane cycle-based energetics and economy.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SpectroscopyJ. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences, v.v.i.PragueCzech Republic

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