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(Guardian)   Is it dusty in here or are you trying to sequester CO2?   (theguardian.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Global warming, Carbon dioxide, rock dust, land uses, Prof David Beerling, massive amounts of CO2 need, crop yields, rock dust approach  
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2020-07-08 4:58:18 PM  
"So what is grinding the rocks to dust? How is it powered?"
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[smokebomb]
 
2020-07-08 9:00:52 PM  
So we're gonna monkey around with the carbonate-silicate cycle and hope that buys us a few more decades of fossil fuels instead of just transitioning to renewable energy.
 
2020-07-09 12:17:57 AM  

Ghastly: So we're gonna monkey around with the carbonate-silicate cycle and hope that buys us a few more decades of fossil fuels instead of just transitioning to renewable energy.


Do you know how I know you didn't read the article?

Also, for someone who clearly supports environmental action, you're about 60 years too late and your data is about thirty years too old.
 
2020-07-09 1:17:20 AM  
If it weren't for soil sweetener growing a grass lawn would be damn near impossible in my area. Gotta counteract all of the damn pine needles and cones that are as acidic AF.
 
2020-07-09 4:59:47 AM  
Neat and what are the odds the dust causes respiratory problems?
 
2020-07-09 5:55:54 AM  

alechemist: Neat and what are the odds the dust causes respiratory problems?


I don't think they will be spreading it in cities and farmers can afford a mask to wear for the day or two there might be particles in the air.

So to answer your question, the odds are very very low and even then only for a few people
 
2020-07-09 7:58:45 AM  

dready zim: alechemist: Neat and what are the odds the dust causes respiratory problems?

I don't think they will be spreading it in cities and farmers can afford a mask to wear for the day or two there might be particles in the air.

So to answer your question, the odds are very very low and even then only for a few people


Everyone is always happy for a few other people to take the risks.
 
2020-07-09 8:15:51 AM  

fragMasterFlash: If it weren't for soil sweetener growing a grass lawn would be damn near impossible in my area. Gotta counteract all of the damn pine needles and cones that are as acidic AF.


Crap. Is that why I have a bare patch under the neighbors pine tree overhang?
 
2020-07-09 8:16:24 AM  

alechemist: Neat and what are the odds the dust causes respiratory problems?


"Not a chance, my Hindu friend!"
 
2020-07-09 2:08:51 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: fragMasterFlash: If it weren't for soil sweetener growing a grass lawn would be damn near impossible in my area. Gotta counteract all of the damn pine needles and cones that are as acidic AF.

Crap. Is that why I have a bare patch under the neighbors pine tree overhang?


pH test strips are super cheap so maybe compare the soil from the bare spot to one where the grass grows decently. If you do add some soil sweetener keep in mind that both slow dissolving pellets and fast acting granules are available, and the pellets are usually safer in terms of avoiding "burned" spots.
 
2020-07-09 6:47:10 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: fragMasterFlash: If it weren't for soil sweetener growing a grass lawn would be damn near impossible in my area. Gotta counteract all of the damn pine needles and cones that are as acidic AF.

Crap. Is that why I have a bare patch under the neighbors pine tree overhang?


Yup, pine needles kill pretty much everything else because of soil acidification.
 
2020-07-09 6:49:44 PM  

KB202: dready zim: alechemist: Neat and what are the odds the dust causes respiratory problems?

I don't think they will be spreading it in cities and farmers can afford a mask to wear for the day or two there might be particles in the air.

So to answer your question, the odds are very very low and even then only for a few people

Everyone is always happy for a few other people to take the very very low and easily preventable risks to save billions of people/ a whole planet's ecosystem.


And that is right and proper.
 
2020-07-09 7:40:59 PM  

dready zim: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: fragMasterFlash: If it weren't for soil sweetener growing a grass lawn would be damn near impossible in my area. Gotta counteract all of the damn pine needles and cones that are as acidic AF.

Crap. Is that why I have a bare patch under the neighbors pine tree overhang?

Yup, pine needles kill pretty much everything else because of soil acidification.


Can you compost them or are they bad for that too?
 
2020-07-09 8:39:39 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: dready zim: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: fragMasterFlash: If it weren't for soil sweetener growing a grass lawn would be damn near impossible in my area. Gotta counteract all of the damn pine needles and cones that are as acidic AF.

Crap. Is that why I have a bare patch under the neighbors pine tree overhang?

Yup, pine needles kill pretty much everything else because of soil acidification.

Can you compost them or are they bad for that too?


Personally, I wouldn't. For a start, they would take ages to decompose. You would also need a whole load of ground eggshells, lime, or something else that could regulate the PH.
 
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