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Sat May 23, 2020, 09:27 AM

2. This kind of thinking has been the subject of research for decades. On scale, it will not work.

When my son was in junior high school, I took him to a lecture at Princeton University by Alissa Park of Columbia University. She was talking about the mineralization of carbon dioxide in rocks back then in magnesium rich granites.

My son is going to graduate from college this December.

That therefore represents a decade during which essentially nothing meaningful has been done.

A few localized cases wherein the energy to do this kind of thing has been performed have not prevented the 2nd derivative of carbon dioxide, the growth in the rate of growth, from growing to 2.4 ppm/year. In the year 2000, it was around 1.5 ppm/year.

For the entire time, there has been endless talk about carbon sequestration. The year 2000 started with carbon dioxide concentrations of around 368 ppm. This week, according to the daily readings, we're around 417 ppm.

Since the year 2000, we have dumped close to 700 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. The atmosphere, not even counting the ocean absorption clearly contains, over three trillion tons of carbon dioxide.

Do we really believe that this sort of thing will work on scale?

This geothermal plant is merely reinjecting the carbon dioxide it was releasing, carbon dioxide that was already stored in geologic formulations. To say that it is making a difference is to discuss a perpetual motion machine, analogous to traveling a distance on a hamster wheel.

All this talk about carbon sequestration - building huge dumps with which future generations will have to pay - is not helpful. In fact, it's dangerous, since it substitutes wishful thinking for real action. Right now, there are no meaningful actions being taken, none.

Carbon sequestration is a non-starter, often utilized as lipstick on the fossil fuel pig, for example when dangerous fossil fuel companies advertise CO2 injections for EOR (Enhanced Oil Recovery, i.e. "fracking" ) as "sequestration."

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