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…

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…

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…