Plains CO2 Reduction (PCOR) Partnership

Nature in the Balance: CO2 Sequestration

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"Nature in the Balance: CO2 Sequestration" was produced by Prairie Public Broadcasting, Fargo, North Dakota, in collaboration with the PCOR Partnership managed by the University of North Dakota's Energy & Environmental Research Center. "Nature in the Balance" premiered to the general public May 12, 2005, on Prairie Public Television. "Nature in the Balance" is the first of five documentaries that will be produced by the PCOR Partnership and Prairie Public Broadcasting.

This 30-minute feature is full of information on anthropogenic CO2: what it is, where it comes from, and what we can do to control it. This documentary addresses the following questions:

  • What is anthropogenic (human) CO2?
  • Why be concerned about human CO2 emissions?
  • What is the difference between the natural greenhouse effect and global warming?
  • What is the relationship between energy, the economy, and human CO2 emissions?
  • What are the strategies for controlling human CO2 emissions?
  • What is CO2 sequestration?
  • How does terrestrial CO2 sequestration work?
  • How does geologic CO2 sequestration work?
  • What types of projects are in the PCOR Partnership region?
  • What is the future for CO2 control, including CO2 sequestration?
  • Where can I learn more?

The documentary also provides information on the U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory's seven Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships and their role in assessing opportunities for carbon sequestration across North America.

Please click here to request a free DVD copy of "Nature in the Balance: CO2 Sequestration."