Pull Carbon Dioxide from the Atmosphere by Coating Buildings in Moss?

Overall we need to remove roughly 260 Billion tons of carbon. Covering every skyscraper in a thick moss removes roughly 210 Million tons of carbon, or 0.1% of the total.

Here’s my rough calculations:

7 billion persons on Earth

x 600 sqft / person of skyscraper surface area (My apartment has about 600 ft.² of wall space)

x 2 pounds / sqft (estimated mass of moss)

x 5% (Plants are about 5% carbon, 95% water)

x 1 ton /  2,000 pounds

= 210M tons of carbon

Aight, more solutions needed. 🥗🥗

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