Krafla geothermal power station

Hump Day Hilarity – infinite carbon loop

Russell Cook writes: I kid you not. From tonight’s (8/23/16) PBS NewsHour broadcast segment titled “To combat climate change, these scientists are turning CO2 into rock“, these quotes from the discussion segment host and two of the speakers, regarding recapturing CO2 from Icelandic geothermal activity: MALCOLM BRABANT: “Because it is self-contained within the geothermal power…

Lake Nyos, a volcanic crater lake located in the Northwest Region of Cameroon

Claim: Underground Carbon Reservoirs are Stable

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A study of naturally occurring CO2 reservoirs has given a boost to carbon capture projects, by concluding mild acidity of CO2 / Carbonic Acid does not significantly corrode the rocks holding it in, even on 100,000 year timescales. But this study does nothing to allay my concerns about the hideous…

Image shows a cold water geyser driven by carbon dioxide erupting from an unplugged oil exploration well drilled in 1936 into a natural CO2 reservoir in Utah.
CREDIT Professor Mike Bickle

Claim: CO2 can be stored underground for 10 times the length needed to avoid climatic impact

From the don’t store it in a fault zone department and the UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE Study of natural-occurring 100,000 year-old CO2 reservoirs shows no significant corroding of ‘cap rock’, suggesting the greenhouse gas hasn’t leaked back out – one of the main concerns with greenhouse gas reduction proposal of carbon capture and storage. New research shows…

This map shows the total increase of photosynthesis and carbon uptake by forests caused by all hurricanes in 2004. The dotted gray lines represent the paths of the individual storms. CREDIT Lauren Lowman, Duke University

Surprise: Hurricanes create carbon sequestion – exceed carbon emissions by American vehicles each year

Hurricanes key to carbon uptake by forests Increases in carbon uptake by southeast US forests in response to tropical cyclone activity alone exceed carbon emissions by American vehicles each year From Duke University: While hurricanes are a constant source of worry for residents of the southeastern United States, new research suggests that they have a…