Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Next Right Wing Anti-Global Warming Meme

The new right wing anti-global warming meme will be (my prediction): it's too late.  That even if we stop with the massive man-made CO2 emissions completely, right now, global temperature will still continue to rise and we will reach many of the "drop dead" temperatures that will lose us many low-lying cities and communities (and sometimes whole countries), and which will cause mass extinctions of vulnerable animal species, etc.

Here's the thing: it's not true.  Technologies exist, right now, to pull unwanted CO2 out of the atmosphere and store it where it can't hurt anything.  But all such technologies will work much better and do less of their own kinds of damage IF they are not competing with increasing CO2 at the same time.  When the time comes, when we are not increasing atmospheric CO2, we WILL be able to clean the current over-enriched CO2 out of the atmosphere.

WE CAN FIX THIS.

AS LONG AS WE DON'T GIVE UP.  AS LONG AS WE DON'T ALLOW VESTED ENERGY INTERESTS TO CONTROL THE DEBATE.

1 comment:

Hugh Caley said...

Also, in the future, we are going to build EVERYTHING out of carbon; everything will be made of buckyballs, and even diamond. We might really appreciate having an easy source of CO2 available for this sort of thing. We will take over for the corals and the trees and start sequestering that CO2 ourselves ;)