What Say To Artificial Trees To Solve Hotcoldwetdry?

Yup. As Steven Milloy notes, this is the latest in CO2 insanity. I’d just call it bat guano insane

(Washington Post) In the fight against climate change, trees are an ally. They suck in carbon dioxide, reducing the harmful greenhouses gases in our air. But there’s a problem — we’re asking them to work overtime.

Trees can’t absorb enough of the carbon dioxide humanity is throwing at them, unless we turn every inch of available land into a dense forest, according to Christophe Jospe, the chief strategist at Arizona State’s Center for Negative Carbon Emissions.

But what if trees — or machines modeled after them — had superpowers? Artificial trees with otherworldly abilities are a great hope against climate change, as environmental experts say it’s not realistic to expect humanity to release significantly less carbon into the atmosphere. Our best bet may be to capture the excess carbon and store it or convert it into something useful such as fuel.

So, these resourceful folks came up with the idea to create artificial trees. Sadly, no one is ponying up research money for these yet

Capturing and storing carbon isn’t yet the type of expense that local governments and organizations can slide into their budgets. The cost of the technology is dropping, but not to a point where it’s affordable to install “forests” of these systems. Poliquin estimates an upfront cost of $350,000 for an artificial tree, but she expects prices to come down considerably. She hopes to develop a prototype of such a tree in one or two years.

Strangely, these things never really seem to come down in price, except where government is providing direct subsidies.

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3 Responses to “What Say To Artificial Trees To Solve Hotcoldwetdry?”

  1. drowningpuppies says:

    Our best bet may be to capture the excess carbon and store it or convert it into something useful such as fuel.

    Uh…, carbon based fuel.
    Uh…, something useful.

    Ahem.

  2. Mockingbird says:

    We already have carbon base fuel-wood.
    The wrighter needs to put down the bong.

  3. Dana says:

    If there is some technology out there just waiting to be developed to capture and utilize excess CO2 from the atmosphere, great, I love it, no problem. But if such happens, it will be done by private companies, and, to the great consternation of the left, it will probably be done by the oil companies. After all, they are the ones with the resources and the scientists and the engineers to actually make that happen.

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