Coal is the single largest source of man-made greenhouse gas emissions, making it a key target in emissions reduction plans.
"We have already failed on climate to the extent to which direct air capture is one of the many things we must do," said a senior researcher.
The EU seems to have ignored how its policies would impact the developing world, which relies on trade to keep economies, industries and livelihoods afloat.
"The environment concerns the well-being of people in all countries. We need to take into full account people's longing for a better life and good environment, as well as our responsibility for future generations," Xi said.
Gates told Fox: "If we have this idealistic generation and this wonderful goal, we need a plan, and my experience could help contribute to that plan."
The technologies and financing needed are either already in place or within reach. The main missing ingredient needed now is evolution in our thinking and policy discourse.
The new method offers a way to recycle one of the leading greenhouse gases responsible for climate change.
It is one of the few things that can drastically reshape our world, altering it forever
The impact that animal agriculture has on our planet cannot be underestimated.
While we focus on annual carbon dioxide emissions, we ignore the long-term pollution newly built power plants will cause in the next 40 years.