The EU has dozens of mad scientists who want to ‘save the planet from evil CO2’ and they are furiously at work to bring about another Ice Age. We are a tad overdue for another Ice Age so they will trumpet falling temperatures as a fantastic success in this endeavor. Only, before even the first CO2 killing program starts, we already see the planet cooling down except in California, Oregon and parts of Washington State. They are still sort of hot!
There are many stories about humans tinkering with things to do something that is seemingly innocent only to have it blow up in our faces. Humans tend to do this. It is what keeps the gods entertained, laughing at us.
I had a theory when a child: granting wishes are actually curses. This was gathered from the many, many ancient tales that illustrate this. In the present case, our rulers want a colder planet and the evil Weather Bitches are itching to grant this wish and I live in the north so I fear this greatly.
Climeworks CO2 Capture Plant Launch Event Summary – YouTube
The plan is to use tremendous amounts of energy to run gigantic fans that suck in air and then remove CO2 and spit the air back out again. This is supposedly because we will roast to death if we use energy to run big fans.
Scientists are sucking carbon dioxide from the air with giant fans and preparing to release chemicals from a balloon to dim the sun’s rays as part of a climate engineering push to cool the planet.
Yes, they seriously want to dim the sunlight which will…make plants grow less! Plants EAT SUNLIGHT. Dummies! If this is cut down, the plants produce less stuff like leaves, fruits, wood growth, etc.
When volcanoes erupt, they fertilize the planet as a side effect. No volcanoes= a less fruitful planet! What these clowns want to do is the opposite: remove valuable ‘food’ from the sun with no side effect of renewing the soil.
Backers say the risky, often expensive projects are urgently needed to find ways of meeting the goals of the Paris climate deal to curb global warming that researchers blame for causing more heatwaves, downpours and rising sea levels.
No heat waves here for quite a while now. Next week, the height of summer will see April-type temperatures, barely reaching 70F.
The United Nations says the targets are way off track and will not be met simply by reducing emissions for example from factories or cars – particularly after U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the 2015 pact.
Future generations will thank Trump for stopping the looting of America. We and we alone were going to pay through the nose for ‘global warming’.
In the countryside near Zurich, Swiss company Climeworks began to suck greenhouse gases from thin air in May with giant fans and filters in a $23 million project that it calls the world’s first “commercial carbon dioxide capture plant”.
Worldwide, “direct air capture” research by a handful of companies such as Climeworks has gained tens of millions of dollars in recent years from sources including governments, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and the European Space Agency.
I hope this bankrupts Bill Gates.
Climeworks sells the gas, at a loss, to nearby greenhouses as a fertiliser to grow tomatoes and cucumbers and has a partnership with carmaker Audi, which hopes to use carbon in greener fuels.
Riskier “geo-engineering” solutions could be a backstop, such as dimming the world’s sunshine, dumping iron into the oceans to soak up carbon, or trying to create clouds.
Humans are horrible at being gods.
Among new university research, a Harvard geo-engineering project into dimming sunlight to cool the planet set up in 2016 has raised $7.5 million from private donors. It plans a first outdoor experiment in 2018 above Arizona.
I grew up in Arizona in the much hotter 1950’s and then in the much COLDER 1960s when we had snow in winter and I had no central heating and slept under fur blankets piled high at night…
“If you want to be confident to get to 1.5 degrees you need to have solar geo-engineering,” said David Keith, of Harvard.
The DAC has 18 collectors on top of a waste utilization plant, with fans on the outside sucking in air. Each collector removes the CO2 from the air, and then blows out the cleaner air again, via processes called adsorption and desorption.
In a few hours, the filters – which operate at 100°C (210°F) – become saturated with CO2. This can then be used commercially for other purposes. This includes “carbonated beverages” and “climate-neutral fuels and other materials”, according to Climeworks. By supplying CO2 to a greenhouse, Climeworks said the growth of vegetables could be increased by up to 20 percent.
OK: this monstrosity has to run at over 200 degrees!!! to do this job. And what is that doing, pray tell? Is it cooling things or making it as hot as hell?
Using heat from burning something to remove CO2 in hopes it might make the planet cooler is just utterly, totally insane. Stupid in=stupid out! How insane???? I am flabbergasted anyone can’t see the obvious problem with all this.