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  • Location: Scrabster Caithness (the far north of Scotland)
  • Location: Scrabster Caithness (the far north of Scotland)

    An article about how one norwegian drilling company (i think :D ) is combatting emmitting Carbon Dioxide into the atmosphere :)

    Here

    Makes interesting reading!

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  • Location: Sunny Southsea
  • Location: Sunny Southsea
    An article about how one norwegian drilling company (i think :D ) is combatting emmitting Carbon Dioxide into the atmosphere :)

    Here

    Makes interesting reading!

    It's a neat solution, though, of course even a million tons is a spit in the ocean. This kind of activity works okay when the geology is suitable, but we should be concerned about US plans to do something similar in the Gulf of Mexico, as there is believed to be a huge subsoil Clathrate pool there, which could be destabilised by drilling into it, thus releasing Methane into the atmosphere instead (I posted a link to an article about this on the 'ice age' thread earlier)

    Still, every little helps.

    :) P

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  • Location: Thame, Oxfordshire
  • Location: Thame, Oxfordshire
    It's a neat solution, though, of course even a million tons is a spit in the ocean. This kind of activity works okay when the geology is suitable, but we should be concerned about US plans to do something similar in the Gulf of Mexico, as there is believed to be a huge subsoil Clathrate pool there, which could be destabilised by drilling into it, thus releasing Methane into the atmosphere instead (I posted a link to an article about this on the 'ice age' thread earlier)

    Still, every little helps.

    :unsure: P

    Rather than release it into the atmosphere, I think you will find that they will tap off the methane and sell it.

    If this is the exploration off the NW coast of Cuba, it's India in the driving seat, not the US.

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  • Location: South of Glasgow 55.778, -4.086, 86m
  • Location: South of Glasgow 55.778, -4.086, 86m

    The IPCC has also indicated that there might be someting in this.

    http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/inter...09/27/60201.htm

    Try googling * CO2 storage * for plenty further info. I read somewhere that oil and gas exploration could in future use CO2 as a pressuriser to extract more than was previously possible.

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    Nature also has an answer to increased CO2 levels. This may have been mentioned before but if not Im going to! As the levels of CO2 increases so the weathering of rocks also increases. This weathering of the rocks fixes the carbon as carbonites and dolomites and over milennia timescales is capable of reducing the CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere to very low levels. In fact. this weathering of silicate rocks is the biggest single remover of CO2 from the atmosphere. As an example of this look at old headstones in a cemetary.

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