Friday, February 09, 2007

A queasy feeling

I like Richard Branson and Al Gore.

But I'm not convinced that sucking CO2 out of the atmosphere and binding it up for aeons is the way to go. We'd be fiddling with the basic balance of organic material. The planet has served pretty well for a few hundred million years for supporting life, and I'd hate to set a new experiment in motion involving the balance of organic materials in order to offset our choice to burn up most of the stored hydrocarbons on the planet.

I haven't studied the processes proposed or the organic balances, but I sure hope someone does before we embark on any sort of large scale experiment to bind up CO2 using anything other than photosynthesis.

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