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Offline Omni

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Re: Technical Solutions - CO2 Removal
« Reply #45 on: December 07, 2017, 10:00:56 pm »
What we should do has to based on rational assessment of cost-benefit. Engaging in expensive virtue signalling exercises that accomplish nothing useful is a waste. What makes it difficult is we have no real information on what the future costs might be which means it is impossible to justify major sacrifices today for any but the most risk adverse. 

Nuclear power is a useful example. It is a excellent way to reduce CO2 emissions but most environmentalist oppose it. That tells me that no matter what they claim about the possible outcomes from AGW they see it as less of a problem than dealing with nuclear power. IOW, if the people most concerned about AGW do not really see it as a big enough threat to justify the use of a reliable power source that they dislike then why should people less inclined to care about AGW worry about bad outcomes?
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-30/record-winds-in-germany-spur-free-electricity-at-weekend-chart
Germany recently produced enough wind power they were able to give consumers free power for a time is an example of how far renewable energy has come. Nukes are OK with me as well, unless they do such a silly job as the Japanese did with Fukushima. The success of renewable s seems to be well ahead of your concerns. We seem to just want to pollute the air until the last bbl. is sucked out of the ground and then we have no choice.