Carbon Capture and Storage: Not There Yet

July 7, 2018

Sobering evaluation of current carbon capture technology.

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7 Responses to “Carbon Capture and Storage: Not There Yet”

  1. J4Zonian Says:

    We have the technology to do this. It’s called trees. Instead of putting our faith in things that don’t exist (and what else is faith for but to get people to believe in nonsensical things that aid the patriarchy in dominating the majority?)

    Frguck the synthetic forest. As long as we’re cutting down the real ones we’re losing.

    We need to reverse deforestation everywhere in the world. That will take massive equalization not just within our country but between the US and other countries. It will take massive amounts of aid that dwarf anything given not only by the US (which is among the stingiest givers) but dwarfs what every developed country in the world has given for everything ever. And it has to happen RFN.

    PS The video here and on youtube is one still shot, Is it supposed to be a slide show?

    • dumboldguy Says:

      Here’s Jeffy4Z, in all his self-absorption and bright-sided ignorance, with a mini-rant on TREES and how we need them RFN!

      We rational fatalists must remind Jeffy that not only are we not doing much about reforesting, we are still cutting down trees like crazy in tropical forests to make room for farms and cattle pasture and palm tree plantations, as well as making wood pellets here in the US to ship to the freaking UK to be burned as biofuel.

      WFTU, Jeffy!—-you have little understanding of the huge web of science involved, and if you did, perhaps you would understand that a little talked about but perhaps even bigger problem is what SLR is doing to wetlands (mangroves, swamps, etc) around the planet. Encroaching salt water is destroying them, and they are FIFTEEN times more effective than TREES at sequestering carbon, to say nothing of how important they are to the ecology. We also worry about the possibility of a methane bomb from melting permafrost, but should perhaps worry more about the CO2 (and other gasses) that are released when the peat in these marshes decays after the marshes die.

      PS ROTFLMAO at Jeffy talking about “putting our faith in things that don’t exist”. That’s all he does here—-rant on interminably about what humans could and should do if they weren’t the F**ked up mess that has over-evolved and become detached from the natural world. Mother Nature bats last, Jeffy, and she’s in the warmup circle right now. Wake up and smell the flowers that are filling up the funeral parlor.

    • rhymeswithgoalie Says:

      “We have the technology to do this. It’s called trees. ”

      I’ve been wondering how much carbon has been sequestered into housing and furniture from timber crops (fast-growing pine trees) over the many decades that they’ve been mass-produced. (I’m talking about regularly replanted timber stands rather than primal old-growth cutting.)

      Also, other cellulose-based products (from, say, bamboo, water hyacinth or sawgrass) can start replacing petroleum-based plastics in everyday items.

      “PS The video here and on youtube is one still shot, Is it supposed to be a slide show?”

      It’s a TED RADIO production released to YouTube.

  2. pendantry Says:

    Carbon Capture and Storage: Not There Yet

    No shit. For the last couple of weeks I’ve been hearing on the news that ‘there’s a shortage of CO2’. If CCS was ‘there yet’ then they’d have figured out how to hook the ‘capture’ part into the ‘reuse in existing industrial requirements’ part!

    • J4Zonian Says:

      That’s not news; that’s right wing denying delayalist propaganda, paid for by the multi-billion dollar climate denial and anti-renewable campaign by Koch, Exxon, ALEC, and other fossil fuel and other corporations and right wing donors and political organizations. The climate crisis, the most dire existential crisis in human history, is a result of excess CO2 and other greenhouse gases being put into the atmosphere by the burning of fossil fuels. it’s a crisis that goes beyond just GHGs, though; it involves everything about our relationships with each other and with nature, all of which has to be changed if we want to survive the crisis with a cohesive civilization.

      • dumboldguy Says:

        The chief acolyte on Crock of Captain Obvious bloviates yet again!

        “The climate crisis is a result of excess CO2 and other greenhouse gases being put into the atmosphere by the burning of fossil fuels. it’s a crisis that involves everything about our relationships with each other and with nature, all of which has to be changed if we want to survive the crisis with a cohesive civilization”.

        Jeffy4Z is in denial himself—he refuses to accept that he is actually a rational fatalist himself (even though he’s a bit weak on the science). When he finally moves beyond denial into acceptance, will he take his own advice and off himself to help save the planet, as he has suggested to others? Doubt it.

        Two book recommendations (does Jeffy read much?—-doubt it).

        The Overstory by Richard Power—–absolutely terrific eco-fiction (“If the trees of this planet could speak, what would they tell us?” “Listen, there’s something you need to hear”)

        And—-Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore by Elizabeth Rush—-a quick and easy read with some good science and human interest.

        Both books speak eloquently to “our relationships with each other and with nature”, and Overstory is simply stunning.


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