Category Archives: Carbon sequestration

The Revenge of the Climate Reparations

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Much of the current angst at the UN regarding climate has to do with the idea of “climate reparations”. These are an imaginary debt supposedly owed by the major CO2 emitting nations to the countries … Continue reading

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And then, they came for the fishermen… ‘high seas should be closed to all fishing.’

From the University of British Columbia and the department of eco-nuttery, comes this statement sure to produce blowback. I suspect it is just a matter of time before recreational fishing is targeted too. UBC’s Rashid Sumaila argues that the high … Continue reading

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Now, another previously unknown part of the carbon cycle is known: deep sea fish

From the University of Southampton Deep sea fish remove 1 million tonnes of CO2 every year from UK and Irish waters Deep sea fishes remove and store more than one million tonnes of CO2 from UK and Irish surface waters … Continue reading

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A ‘regime of wildfire’ contributed to carbon sequestration 15,000 years ago

The next time somebody says wildfires in the USA are “unprecedented” show them this. Buried fossil soils found to be awash in carbon “It looks like there was an incredible amount of fire.” Soils that formed on the Earth’s surface … Continue reading

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A climate benefit has been discovered in melting ice sheets

From the European Association of Geochemistry and the “Nature always finds a way” department comes carbon capture on the tiniest scale. Study shows iron from melting ice sheets may help buffer global warming A newly-discovered source of oceanic bioavailable iron … Continue reading

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Climate change accelerating, dirt blamed

from Northern Arizona University Study finds accelerated soil carbon loss, increasing the rate of climate change Research published in Science today found that increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere cause soil microbes to produce more carbon dioxide, accelerating … Continue reading

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Claim: Safe long term storage of CO2 is possible

From the GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre , probably too little too late, as CO2 sequestration projects worldwide are closing. Conclusion of an international project for the geological storage of carbon dioxide Potsdam, 07.11.2013 | At the final conference of … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week: Plants blamed for us not roasting since 1950

From the Department of irrelevant “what ifs”, and Princeton University, comes this story about what Earth would be like if we didn’t have plants pumping the carbon cycle since the industrial revolution. They seem almost disappointed we don’t have a … Continue reading

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Carbon capture and storage – the Edsel of energy policies

Guest essay by Steve Goreham Originally published in The Washington Times The war on climate change has produced many dubious “innovations.” Intermittent wind and solar energy sources, carbon markets that buy and sell “hot air,” and biofuels that burn food … Continue reading

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‘plug-and-play’ CO2 Scrubbers

From MIT, while “plug-and-play” is cited, it’s just a paper. Getting the carbon out of emissions Proposed method could be more efficient than previous systems and easier to retrofit in existing power plants. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Many researchers around the … Continue reading

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Carbon sequestration driver: Spiders, why did it have to be spiders?

From the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies New study shows predators affect the carbon cycle A new study shows that the predator-prey relationship can affect the flow of carbon through an ecosystem. This previously unmeasured influence on the … Continue reading

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National Laboratory pans ocean carbon sequestration scheme

Questions rise about seeding for ocean C02 sequestration – Argonne National Laboratory LEMONT, Ill – A new study on the feeding habits of ocean microbes calls into question the potential use of algal blooms to trap carbon dioxide and offset … Continue reading

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CO2 sequestration research stumbles onto something useful: a big lithium strike in Wyoming

Guest post by Alec Rawls Most lithium (the lightest metal) is now mined in the Andes (image above), but it looks like the U.S. has more than a little of it too: [T]he Rock Springs Uplift’s 18 million tons of potential … Continue reading

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Modeling future CO2 sequestration

From the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) CO2 removal can lower costs of climate protection According to the analysis, carbon dioxide removal could be used under certain requirements to alleviate the most costly components of mitigation, but it … Continue reading

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James Hansen Says Coal Is Greening The Planet!?!

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s an interesting measure of atmospheric CO2, called the “airborne fraction”. The airborne fraction is the fraction of the CO2 emitted each year which remains in the atmosphere. When humans emit say 9 gigatonnes of … Continue reading

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Impractical Proposal: Dry Ice Sequestration on Antarctic Ice Sheets

An updated proposal to store CO2 on Antarctica Story submitted by John Tillman Story body: In 1995 two Japanese scientists suggested storing carbon dioxide in Antarctic ice caves.  Now three scientists at Purdue have published a more elaborate and detailed … Continue reading

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CSIRO ‘solar sponge’ soaks up CO₂ emissions

From the ‘CO2 must be assimilated’ department comes this press release from CSIRO. I have to wonder if this is a ‘spongeworthy’ project. ====================== CSIRO scientists have created a ‘solar sponge’ which captures and then releases carbon dioxide using the … Continue reading

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Now what is ‘death train’ Hansen going to do? Clean coal process developed to extract energy without burning or CO2

From James Hansen’s, Bill McKibben’s and Joe Romm’s worst nightmare department, comes this uplifting science story from the Ohio State University. Basically they found a way to oxidize coal and extract energy without releasing any CO2. When a team of … Continue reading

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University of New Hampshire invertedly overheats soil, and pronounces a climate change result

From the University of New Hampshire comes this press release that made me recoil when I read the methodology involved because it is Mannian-Tiljanderish in the approach. Instead of doing top down heating (as occurs in Nature), they do bottom … Continue reading

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Mind exploding: an all carbon solar cell

From Stanford University , the first carbon sequestration project that makes energy. I wonder, will Al Gore say the electricity produced by a carbon solar cell is “dirty energy”? Somewhere, off in the distance, I hear Joe Romm’s head exploding. … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week – Environmentalist ignores international moratoriums, dumps in the ocean

From the Toronto Star, an example of holier than thou environmentalism in the name of carbon sequestration. Environmental controversy erupts on Canada’s Pacific coast Raveena Aulakh Environment reporter The Pacific Ocean, just off Canada’s west coast, has a new suspect … Continue reading

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Friday Funny – pissing away the CO2 alarm

From the FECYT – Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology  comes this hilarious bit of news pushed as serious science. I like the idea of a “potion”. It fits right up there with some of the other crazy CO2 sequestration … Continue reading

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Earth’s CO2 sinks increasing their uptake

Readers may recall these WUWT stories:  Earth’s biosphere booming,  California’s giant redwoods inconveniently respond to increased carbon dioxide, and Forget deforestation: The world’s woodland is getting denser and change could help combat climate change. NASA satellite imagery pointed this out long ago. … Continue reading

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Researchers publish results of iron ocean fertilization experiment

From the Alfred Wegener Institute and the what took you so long department comes this interesting result. Carbon sequestration via algal blooms that sink to the sea floor after expiring – just add iron. The results, which were published in … Continue reading

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Expansion of forests in the European Arctic could result in the release of carbon dioxide

From the University of Exeter , terrible news: Carbon stored in Arctic tundra could be released into the atmosphere by new trees growing in the warmer region, exacerbating climate change, scientists have revealed. The Arctic is getting greener as plant … Continue reading

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Carbon capture and storage may have the potential for inducing seismic events

From the National Academies of Sciences News: Hydraulic Fracturing Poses Low Risk for Causing Earthquakes, But Risks Higher for Wastewater Injection Wells WASHINGTON — June 15th — Hydraulic fracturing has a low risk for inducing earthquakes that can be felt by … Continue reading

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Who would have thunk it? Standing trees better than burning ones

From Duke University and the Department of Obvious Science  comes this study partially funded by NASA: Standing trees better than burning ones for carbon neutrality DURHAM, N.C. — The search for alternatives to fossil fuels has prompted growing interest in … Continue reading

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Carbon capture and storage – “We still don’t know when CCS technologies will be technically proven at full scale”

From the UK Energy Research Centre Carbon capture and storage — new research from UKERC shows tough road ahead to realize potential Research highlights key challenges for the government’s new CCS strategy Government plans to develop carbon capture and storage … Continue reading

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Crowdsourced Climate Complexity – Compiling the WUWT Potential Climatic Variables Reference Page

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” With the help of an array of WUWT reader comments, which began on this thread on January, 15th 2011, and grew on January 22nd, 2011, February 10th, 2011, February 28th, 2011, June 30th, 2011 … Continue reading

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CEO: “The market for carbon capture and storage is dead”

The Norwegian company Aker Clean Carbon may be closed. Its value is set to zero. The market for carbon capture and storage is dead according to their CEO. Guest Post by Geir Hasnes, Norway Article in today’s net edition of … Continue reading

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Carbon capture scrapped in the UK, “…descended into farce”

All they needed was unlimited money and it would have worked… From the BBC:

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The heartbreak of Emiliania huxleyi 

From San Francisco State University  another indication that nature is such a poor engineer that phytoplankton can’t adapt to a small change in ocean pH. But then again it is a closed lab experiment, not the ocean, and there’s those … Continue reading

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Plant trees, not carbon laws

From the University of Michigan U-M ecologist: Future forests may soak up more carbon dioxide than previously believed An aerial view of the 38-acre experimental forest in Wisconsin where U-M researchers and their colleagues continuously exposed birch, aspen and maple … Continue reading

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Guardian: UK carbon capture project close to collapse

Another billion plus down the drain. I guess it wasn’t “sustainable”.

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Edible Carbon Dioxide Sponge

This gives whole new meaning to the term “spongeworthy”. From Northwestern University News: EVANSTON, Ill. — A year ago Northwestern University chemists published their recipe for a new class of nanostructures made of sugar, salt and alcohol. Now, the same … Continue reading

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