Thursday, May 25, 2006

That Burning Thing

Now that everyone, except the morally challenged and mentally cheated, understands that humankind can no longer continue to put enormous amounts of carbon into an atmosphere that is virtually free of it, the brainiacs who gave us our climate crises to begin with now want to try to fix it by sequestering the carbon as CO2, perhaps deep in the ground somewhere.

Some even suggest that this CO2 will help bring more oil from the tired and depleted fields of Texas and the rest of the depleted fields of the World.

The process of burning carbon and then placing the oxydized carbon as CO2 into some dark grave is called sequestration.

Of course, you can sequester carbon in trees, and you can sequester it in the ocean as algae, or in other parts of the biosphere, but that is not what they are talking about. They are talking about sequestering CO2 in the ground, or in chemicals, or in building materials.

And, you will probably hear a lot about it as we seriously begin to grapple with limiting our species threatening carbon emissions.

Scientifically, the concept is a 9 on the moron scale. (Nuclear is a 10)

Like I told a friend yesterday, it's bad enough that they screwed with our climate, but now they are going to steal our oxygen too. You see, when you sequester Carbon Dioxide, you are taking 2 oxygen molecules out of our air for every carbon molecule you put back in the ground.


Leave the Carbon in the ground.

It is sequestered.

Nevertheless, we will find that the same cool people who have failed with their lies to convince us that climate change is a "hoax", will now try to convince us that burning coal and sequestering the CO2 that comes from it is the"next best" plan.

It is not.

If we want to keep our civilization from being one of those curious collapses that future "ologists" of some kind or another study and scratch their heads over, we must stop burning things.

We must understand that we are truly in a war against ourselves.

And we must not just stop burning fuel, we must stop burning our enemies, and burning our brains with silly notions about borders, nations, and "who is" and" who is not" going to go to some heaven where there are either a lot of virgins to have sex with, or where we are so rich, the streets are made of gold.

The technological path is really not that confusing or hard to see.

We immediately start installing wind turbines like the way we built bombers in 1942.

Wind energy is a proven mature form of renewable energy that provides very high value. We use as much of it as we can as we back down on our fossil plants. We store what we can't use in real time by converting some of it to hydrogen where it can be used as a clean boiler fuel in many existing plants and many other industrial processes.

We make fertilizers with the wind created hydrogen.

We store the wind power in a fleet of plug-ins and other electric transportation appliances. We store it as chilled water and sell it back the next day in the chilled water market. We store the energy in a new advanced fleet of ultra capacitors that will ultimately redefine the nature of an advanced electric utility.

In the meantime, we put all of our resources and brains into developing affordable solar energy.

That energy can come from well designed solar homes, third generation photon to electron roof surfaces and walls, thermal plants that employ trough collectors, parabolic systems that drive heat engines, multisun PV power plants, or whatever.

In my view, we simply no longer have the luxury of installing solar systems that do not maximize and make full use of our dwindling resources. We must begin now to repair our deteriorating ecosphere in the remaining time we have to act.

We forget about nuclear, clean coal, oil from tar sands, gas from ocean hydrates, diesel from french fries, alcohol from corn, and manna from heaven.

We use the wind, and the light that surrounds us,

and we move beyond our long history of burning things.

And we move way off the Moron Scale,

and we behold the light of day.

"Until philosophers are kings, or the kings and princes of this world have the spirit and power of philosophy, and political greatness and wisdom meet in one, and those commoner natures who pursue either to the exclusion of the other are compelled to stand aside, cities will never have rest from their evils-no, nor the human race, as I believe- and then only will this our State have a possibility of and behold the light of day." Plato


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

you make the path seem so simple, so clear, thanks

6:52 AM  

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