And now for something completely different — glad tidings and hopeful signs in place of the wash of self-righteous, self-indulgent trivialization and political spin that is the Victims’ Day remembrance.
‘An experiment to store large quantities of carbon dioxide emissions under the floor of the North Sea has been highly successful, according to seismic imaging data.
Over five million tonnes of CO2have been pumped into sandstone under the Sleipner Field since 1996. The greenhouse gas had been separated from extracted natural gas and would normally have been released into the atmosphere…
“This method of carbon dioxide sequestration is probably one of the most powerful techniques we have for the next 50 years for reducing CO2 emissions,” says Chadwick. “We believe it is safe, technically feasible and certainly has very little environmental downside.” ‘ New Scientist