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788 clicks; posted to STEM » on 19 May 2022 at 9:03 PM (28 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-05-19 9:12:22 PM  
5 votes:
In before multi-billion means nothing in today's spending.  Sent 40B to Ukraine (and I'm not complaining).  But lets spend 2B on climate reversal.
 
2022-05-19 9:36:50 PM  
4 votes:
they're called trees
 
2022-05-19 11:59:37 PM  
3 votes:
I knew it.  Let's build some more shiat!

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2022-05-19 9:14:22 PM  
2 votes:
How are you gonna power them? You need to use renewable power for it to make sense, and until the grid is full renewable the power would be put to better use replacing fossil fuels.

Well, we've decided doing less or using less or not burning fossil fuels is too much to ask, I guess, so instead we'll try to technology our way out again. Let's hope it works, because if it does what I suspect - provide cover to burn more natural gas and oil - it had better work goddamn well.
 
2022-05-19 11:00:23 PM  
2 votes:

anuran: PartTimeBuddha: they're called trees

We passed the point where biomass could effectively remediate excess CO2 years ago.


Wood might not be fast enough, but perhaps growing switchgrass or hemp, making bio-char, and burying that in the fields via trenches several feet deep. But first it's vital everyone stops burning coal, or no amount of effort is going to match that output.

I'd be worried about trying to stuff carbon dioxide into a natural formation. It turns to liquid at high pressure, so you could stuff a whole lot of it in someplace you pumped oil out of. But it's also a non-ionic solvent, so it's going to loosen whatever else is down there. Heck, it's already standard to pump CO2 down a well to clean the wax. Come back one day and find everyone is dead, like next to that African lake where the deep water is still and accumulated so much carbon dioxide a landslide set it off like a Mentos.
 
2022-05-19 9:49:51 PM  
1 vote:
Porous volcanic rock removes carbon from the atmosphere. Perhaps we can start putting it everywhere.
 
2022-05-19 9:54:09 PM  
1 vote:

PartTimeBuddha: they're called trees


We passed the point where biomass could effectively remediate excess CO2 years ago.
 
2022-05-19 10:00:00 PM  
1 vote:
In other words, a blatant grift constructing a thumb to plug a dike overtopping with carbon consumption.

Or a band-aid on a 12-gage gut wound.

Effing pointless feel-good theft.
 
2022-05-19 10:24:46 PM  
1 vote:

anuran: PartTimeBuddha: they're called trees

We passed the point where biomass could effectively remediate excess CO2 years ago.


And we've not reached a point where technological solutions don't merely make things worse.
 
2022-05-20 4:07:01 AM  
1 vote:
A new tax is born......awwww isn't it cute, wait till it grows up.
 
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