Guest essay by Eric Worrall
Green mechanical climate rescue plans have whales are killed, Crab is paralyzed, kill the whole forest and burn and smash Who knows how many birds from the sky. Now it’s time to get the job done, by sucking all life making CO2 from the atmosphere.
The airless machine directly draws carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Are they part of the solution to climate change?
On a barren lava plateau in Iceland lies a whole new type of industrial facility, sucking carbon dioxide from the air and trapping it in rock.
The world’s first commercial direct gas capture (DAC) plant is designed to remove thousands of tons of greenhouse gases each year and then pump it deep underground.
Technology like this has been promoted for years but faces major technical challenges and, until recently, was seen as a costly fantasy.
Now the first factories are online, with The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recognized that, even if the world were to reduce emissions as quickly as possible, there would still be too much CO2 in the atmosphere to avoid the severity of global warming.
In short, the IPCC says, the world needs to reduce both future emissions and eliminate past emissions to achieve a safe climate.
Experts say DAC could become a trillion dollar global industry – if it can be deployed on a large scale.
Why not just plant more trees?
When Deanna D’Alessandro, a chemistry professor at the University of Sydney, came across the idea of mechanical carbon removal, she wondered if there wasn’t a simpler solution.
The DAC can do the same thing with 99.7% less space, she said.
In my opinion, sucking CO2 from the air at the recommended level of efficiency can create dead zones where no trees will grow.
But with their track record of promoting ecologically pathetic “solutions”, in my view the trees will happily erase such “dead zones” as property damage. necessary mortgage, in their never-ending quest to save nature by razing every last wilderness and covering the planet with their ugly machines.