fencelizard584 karma2016-07-29 15:05:18 UTC
"A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state..."
It's more complicated when you quote the whole text.
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fencelizard58 karma2016-07-29 15:07:53 UTC
What are your ideas for climate action, specifically? Do you support a carbon tax? Cap and trade?
fencelizard42 karma2016-07-29 16:56:12 UTC
The byproduct is a gas. It's hard to keep a gas contained underground indefinitely. If carbon capture and storage as currently implemented (storage of gaseous CO2 in terrestrial rock) becomes widespread, we could reduce atmospheric carbon. But, we would also have to keep that gas contained forever to avoid warming in the future.
Some new technologies that pump CO2 either into rock layers that react to form a solid mineral or into the deep ocean where it's compressed to a liquid are more promising targets for long-term storage, but the current idea that we can fill old gas and oil fields with gaseous CO2 and expect to contain that for the rest of time is a bad idea.
fencelizard2 karma2016-07-29 15:38:12 UTC
Thanks for the answer. Cap and trade worked great for sulfur emissions - just gotta set the price on carbon high enough (which has been a problem in the European and California markets so far).
fencelizard1 karma2017-09-24 17:17:23 UTC
Why do you call yourself a conservation biologist and hummingbird biologist when you've never published a scientific article on hummingbirds?
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