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Unburning CO2

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  1. asoftbird Link
    I've read through the paper and, aside from the pyrophoricity of the cerium, this seems a decently easy to set up experiment, even for DIY chemists. Almost want to order some indium and try to run...

    I've read through the paper and, aside from the pyrophoricity of the cerium, this seems a decently easy to set up experiment, even for DIY chemists. Almost want to order some indium and try to run this myself.

    I wonder how scalable this method is, and if there's a less flammable cerium alternative.

    3 votes
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    suspended Link
    I'll take every possible and viable method to combat climate change.

    "We can actually use this material to create things that are called supercapacitors. Supercapacitors are often based on carbon materials that are used to store electricity," said Daneke. "You might actually use some potentially in electric cars, batteries, a variety of applications."

    I'll take every possible and viable method to combat climate change.

    2 votes
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      ThatFanficGuy Link Parent
      The problem is: we will only effectively have time for one or two grand schemes because of scaling issues. Sure, the government may make climate conscience into law tomorrow morning - but the...

      The problem is: we will only effectively have time for one or two grand schemes because of scaling issues. Sure, the government may make climate conscience into law tomorrow morning - but the people who are to implement those changes have other issues to take care of. The local governments have problems of their own. People have problems of their own. They may take their time - or don't have the money - to put the effort into doing what is requested of them.

      And if your country is bureaucratically-swamped... It almost seems better to not start at all.

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        suspended Link Parent
        Once the USA gets rid of people like Trump and McConnell (and their ilk), then it will be back to green flag racing. I'm, also, more hopefully since I see more and more young people stand up and...

        Once the USA gets rid of people like Trump and McConnell (and their ilk), then it will be back to green flag racing. I'm, also, more hopefully since I see more and more young people stand up and speak out. See:

        1. ThatFanficGuy Link Parent
          I'm not talking about the idea getting up the chain of command. I'm talking about logistical issues to deploying anything to combat global warming on a scale that matters. Even if the law is...

          I'm not talking about the idea getting up the chain of command. I'm talking about logistical issues to deploying anything to combat global warming on a scale that matters. Even if the law is signed right now, there's going to be some time before whatever scheme we agree upon comes online. If we use power stations - those need building, and that requires materials purchase, hiring of staff to build and operate it, hooking it up to the network in a correct manner... If we build some sort of a CO2 reverser - that would take some time to research (location, geology of the place to support the large construction, best ways to provide the materials to the site etc.), build, hire for... And so on.

          It's an issue worth addressing, because frankly, the lectures from such a project could benefit all kinds of logistics in the future.

          It's also worth keeping in mind because the scale of the project (I'm assuming something global) would mean that only the optimal solutions should be deployed. There's a lot of great ideas out there. Not all of them are feasible. We're going to have to check before we implement something.

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    Nmg Link
    In my opinon, it is only methods like this that can unfuck us. It doesn't matter how many trees you plant, that carbon is never going back deep into the ground. I feel like there are some...

    In my opinon, it is only methods like this that can unfuck us. It doesn't matter how many trees you plant, that carbon is never going back deep into the ground.

    I feel like there are some parallels to a different story, though...

    The Ring Climate Change cannot be destroyed, Gimli, son of Gloin, by any craft that we here possess. The Ring Climate Change was made in the fires of Mount Doom Human action. Only there can it be unmade. It Carbon must be taken deep into Mordor the ground and cast back into the fiery chasm from whence it came. One of you all of humanity must do this.

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    1. Catt Link Parent
      Agreed! There's always been so much about offsetting our Carbon footprint by planting a tree or something that I honestly didn't buy. It's been a while since learning of something that honestly...

      Agreed! There's always been so much about offsetting our Carbon footprint by planting a tree or something that I honestly didn't buy. It's been a while since learning of something that honestly feels it could help.

      Love your little quote too, ;)