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  •  WAAAAiddaminit. (9+ / 0-)

    A century & a half of carbon release gobbled back up again in 10 years???

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Fri Jul 23, 2010 at 06:57:52 PM PDT

    •  Can I power it with a nuke? /nt (1+ / 0-)
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      I wish I was a moron, MY GOD, Perhaps I am!
      -Spike Milligan

      by polecat on Fri Jul 23, 2010 at 07:03:45 PM PDT

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    •  It's betcha! (3+ / 0-)

      You cover the Earth's entire surface with lithium carbonate and solar cells.  Or probably something equally unlikely.

      I'm still waiting for one of these carbon sequestration devices to be demonstrated.  I want to see one run for a year or two, measure how much carbon comes out...and in what form and then what do we do with the carbon?  Landfill I suppose?  And how much maintenance is required?  How much lithium?

      I have no idea whether or not it will actually work.  The claims seem somewhat silly, but I'll gladly suspend disbelief when I see one working.  

      If they work then we only need to require X pounds of sequestration for X pounds of fossil fuel carbon removed from the Earth.  That's a very simple tax on the producer.  Shouldn't be hard too get a global treaty to do just that.  (Inhofe would probably spontaneously explode into quantum particles.)

      Note to Democratic leadership: I'm all out of carrots, but I still have my stick.

      by Celtic Pugilist on Fri Jul 23, 2010 at 09:42:09 PM PDT

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      •  And meantime, we continue to burn carbon at the (0+ / 0-)

        rate we are, because we've got a 'solution'.

        Never mind that roughly 100,000 people die each year in this country from air pollution from burning carbon based fuels, alone.

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