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Geoengineering Is a Dangerous Solution to Climate Change

Geoengineering Is a Dangerous Solution to Climate Change25-03-2013 10:51
Forget about cutting emissions: manipulating the atmosphere and biosphere through geoengineering is the only sensible option for business and thus policy makers, they claim.

Notably, on the very same website, American Enterprise Institute claims that opponents of the Keystone Pipeline are exaggerating environmental risks while undermining economic gains and 'neighborliness'.

The connection between the tar sands industry and geoengineering advocates is perhaps not immediately obvious, but it makes perfect, ugly sense. Tar sands investors and their allies have long realized that geoengineering could provide them an extended lease on life -- and a convenient means to avoid the shuttering of their industry, which many consider the single most destructive and climat -- damaging form of energy extraction.

Hence, it isn't surprising that tar sands magnate Murray Edwards, director of Canadian Natural Resources Ltd, actually fact funds a geoengineering company that works on techniques for capturing CO2 from the air called Carbon Engineering.

Carbon Engineering's president, David Keith, is one of the most vocal and best funded advocates of geoengineering. Carbon Dioxide air capture is often viewed as benign or "soft" geoengineering. After all, what could possibly be wrong with removing carbon dioxide from the overloaded atmosphere?

For starters, air capture of CO2 requires vast amounts of water and, yes, more energy. According to one study, scrubbing all current annual fossil fuel emissions from the air would deprive 53 million people of water. Even capturing CO2 from power station smokestacks, where it is already in a relatively concentrated stream, requires those power plants to burn nearly one third more fuel in order to generate the same amount of energy, plus the additional demand required to power carbon capture.
Edited by branner on 30-04-2013 00:40
RE: hello02-04-2013 13:58
"...burying charred trees?" Sounds like early Hebrew ritual sacrifice. A practice that died out because slaughtering a lamb and burning it --- didn't really make folks feel more sanctified..

Was watching the Weather Channel do GeoEngineering and it was frightening to see what the level of their scientific vetting was. Had a guy with a vapor cannon protecting farms from hailstorms by disrupting thunderstorms by "blowing holes in them".. And these are the folks that mock anyone cynical of their "one number to describe climate change" mantra...
Edited on 02-04-2013 13:58
RE: Bush admires CO2 fear mongering04-04-2013 23:22
Anybody who is determined to believe in climate change is a neocon like Fear Monger because:
The world of science is willing to say a comet hit is real; but the world of science is not willing to say a climate crisis from Human CO2 is as real as a comet hit.
NOT ONE SINGLE IPCC warning says isn't smothered in "maybes" and "could bes" and......
Science has NEVER said it was an actual crisis, only could be and it been 27 years. Climate blame belief is unsustainable. Get ahead of the curve!
*Occupywallstreet does not even mention CO2 in its list of demands because of the bank-funded carbon trading stock markets ruled by corporations and trustworthy politicians.
*Obama has not mentioned the crisis in the last two State of the Unions addresses.
*In all of the debates Obama hadn't planned to mention climate change once.
*Julian Assange is of course a climate change denier.
*Canada killed Y2Kyoto with a freely elected climate change denying prime minister and nobody cared, especially the millions of scientists warning us of unstoppable warming (a comet hit).
09-07-2013 10:28
Geoengineering is a branch of science which is focused on using technology to change the Earth's environment.Global warming which is becoming a major issue of concern for many nations around the world. One of the main causes of global warming is an increase in certain greenhouse gases.

Edited by branner on 22-08-2013 23:18

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