Worrying Finding in California’s Multi-Billion-Dollar Climate Initiative Reveals Problem with Using Forests to Offset CO2 Emissions

The problems we observe here aren’t unique to the California program and raise broader concerns about the integrity of offsets’ permanence claims,

Claim: Carbon Removal Using ‘Blue Carbon’ Habitats “Uncertain and Unreliable”

Restoring coastal vegetation – so called ‘blue carbon’ habitats – may not be the nature-based climate solution it is claimed to be, according to a new study. 

Claim: Study Reveals how Climate Change Can Significantly Impact One of the World’s Most Important Carbon-rich Ecosystems

“The team’s goal now is to use the findings from this study to guide large-scale restoration of mangrove forests across the globe”, added the study’s co-author, Dr Simon Cragg from the University…

How ‘Viral Dark Matter’ May Help Mitigate Climate Change

The question of magnitude is a serious consideration when taking into account the vastness of the ocean.

Fastest Carbon Dioxide Catcher Heralds New Age for Direct Air Capture

The field of carbon capture, the removal and subsequent storage or conversion of carbon dioxide, is developing rapidly, but hurdles remain before it can be deployed at scale.

If Chevron, Exxon and Shell Can’t Get Gorgon’s Carbon Capture and Storage to Work, Who Can?

Back to the drawing board!!

The Ocean Is Still Sucking Up Carbon—Maybe More Than We Think

Recent studies looking at carbon-sequestering microbes suggest we still have a lot to learn about the ocean’s biological carbon pump.

Carbon Collect Unveils Mechanicaltree™ In Partnership With Arizona State University

Carbon Collect’s MechanicalTree™ is up to a thousand times more efficient at removing CO2 from the air than a natural tree.

Upper Midwest Counties Attempt to Block CCS Pipeline

Guest “NIMBY’ism?” by David Middleton CCS: Carbon (technically CO2) Capture and Sequestration (or Storage) CCUS: CCS+ Utilization NIMBY: Not In My Back Yard NIMBY’ism: Actively opposing something because it’s too…

Friday Funny: ‘Carbon Extraction’ Only Way to Stop Climate Crisis

OMG OMG OMG Hair-on-fire article in the The Sunday Times

Claim: City Trees and Soil are Sucking More Carbon Out of the Atmosphere than Previously Thought

This is good news, considering over 25 percent of the landscape in the Northeast United States is covered by an edge.

Feeling The Bern

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach A decade ago I wrote a post entitled “The Bern Model Puzzle”. It related to the following question. Suppose we have a relatively steady-state condition,…

Treasure in tree rings: Using untapped tree ring data to calculate carbon sequestration

[counting dancing angels on the head of a pin~cr] Peer-Reviewed Publication S.J. & JESSIE E. QUINNEY COLLEGE OF NATURAL RESOURCES, UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY Having a solid estimate of the amount…

Meet the CO2 Suckers: More Mechanical Monstrosities to Save Us from Climate Change

Green mechanical climate salvation schemes have killed whales, paralysed crabs, murdered entire forests and incinerated and smashed who knows how many birds from the sky. Now its time to finish…

Decarbonisation tech instantly converts CO2 to solid carbon

As the bubbles move through the liquid metal, the gas molecule splits up to form flakes of solid carbon, with the reaction taking just a split second.

Safer Carbon Capture and Storage

The UK government recently selected four sites to develop multi-billion-pound CCS projects as part of its scheme to cut 20-30m tonnes of CO2 per year by 2030 from heavy industry. Other countries…

Friday Funny: That Giant Sucking Sound – CO2 Edition

One of the dumbest yet at the same time accurate political statements ever came from former presidential candidate H.Ross Perot, who was commenting during a debate about the trade imbalance…

Oceanic Hubris

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach My friend Matt was kind enough to forward me some links to a new scheme for sequestering carbon in the areas of the ocean that…

Morrison to link $500 million for new technologies to easing way for carbon capture and storage

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will on Wednesday announce $500 million towards a new $1 billion fund to promote investment in Australian companies to develop low-emissions technologies.

Kemper Coal Gasification & Storage Plant Imploded (Obama’s climate ‘centerpiece’ bites the dust)

The quick fix of coal gasification and CO2 storage is all but dead. Projects will continue, and the subsidies will flow if Biden gets his way. But it is greenwashing…

A Tale of Two CCS Worlds

Guest “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” by David Middleton “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was…

Gulf Coast ready to develop carbon storage hub

The stage is set for a new carbon storage economy to emerge along the Gulf Coast, according to a study led by The University of Texas at Austin, with the…

Energy Transition: Blue Oil Edition

Guest “Responding to a reader request” by David Middleton Hat tip to Mike Higton for requesting a deeper dive into “Blue Oil” Mike was referring to this post of mine…

Sulfur enhances carbon storage in the Black Sea

They found that almost a fifth of the organic molecules in the anoxic areas of the Black Sea contained sulfur – significantly more than in other seas. In addition, the…