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has anyone seen the latest way they are trying to lower CO2 ? From what I understand the scientists are trying to gather a large amount of CO2 and bury it under the ocean floor,they say it is inert and will cause no problems but my problem is plant more trees and won't CO2 go down.
 

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apparently these "scientists" have never heard of carbonic acid, which occurs when you dissolve carbon dioxide in water. it is a weak acid though, but it still causes issues.

and yes planting more vegetation is the better way to go.
 

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has anyone seen the latest way they are trying to lower CO2 ? From what I understand the scientists are trying to gather a large amount of CO2 and bury it under the ocean floor,they say it is inert and will cause no problems but my problem is plant more trees and won't CO2 go down.
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(BTW, please note the correct spelling of "environment")

I seriously doubt scientists, whose job is research, would actively extract significant amounts of CO2 and "bury it under the ocean". You might have heard a story alluding to the fact that CO2 diffuses into the ocean, which is becoming saturated with the stuff. It can only absorb so much.

Regarding planting more trees, that was a big Hollywood thing back in the Nineties; a star would need publicity so he/she would plant a tree and the media would take photographs. The practice ended when somebody did the math about how much CO2 actually gets processed by the tree and figured out it wouldn't even take care of the CO2 the reporters created by driving to the photo shoot.

A word on environmentalism. First understand where I'm coming from: US Navy brat, and pretty sure that most American enviroNazis are ignorant communists. Having said that, I was just in Ireland, and returning to the US I feel like this whole country is a giant garbage dump. Waste paper and plastic and debris everywhere, and you can smell the stink from our cars. A scientific and smart approach to building our houses and moving our cars without lifestyles that create mountains of garbage ( along with comfy govt jobs at the garbage dump) would be a fantastic idea.
And BTW, a Tesla blew the doors off my 331 cobra a couple weeks ago, so I'm not suggesting we all drive baby-baby econo cars. Show me a Ludicrous-cobra conversion kit and I'll buy it.
 

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(BTW, please note the correct spelling of "environment")

I seriously doubt scientists, whose job is research, would actively extract significant amounts of CO2 and "bury it under the ocean". You might have heard a story alluding to the fact that CO2 diffuses into the ocean, which is becoming saturated with the stuff. It can only absorb so much.

Regarding planting more trees, that was a big Hollywood thing back in the Nineties; a star would need publicity so he/she would plant a tree and the media would take photographs. The practice ended when somebody did the math about how much CO2 actually gets processed by the tree and figured out it wouldn't even take care of the CO2 the reporters created by driving to the photo shoot.

A word on environmentalism. First understand where I'm coming from: US Navy brat, and pretty sure that most American enviroNazis are ignorant communists. Having said that, I was just in Ireland, and returning to the US I feel like this whole country is a giant garbage dump. Waste paper and plastic and debris everywhere, and you can smell the stink from our cars. A scientific and smart approach to building our houses and moving our cars without lifestyles that create mountains of garbage ( along with comfy govt jobs at the garbage dump) would be a fantastic idea.
And BTW, a Tesla blew the doors off my 331 cobra a couple weeks ago, so I'm not suggesting we all drive baby-baby econo cars. Show me a Ludicrous-cobra conversion kit and I'll buy it.

Some of your statements depend on where you're at, too. Your location shows San Diego...yeah I can believe SD being a dump! I've spent just enough time there to know that I have no business there. I live in a really rural area, I have neighbors but they live a long way down the road. I live alone except when the GF shows up a few days a week, oh and except the little cat that keeps the bugs down inside the house. In this area, there is no way around the critters. In one week, I don't even make one bag of trash. It's all about common sense. The girfriend makes 3x more trash in one day than I do in a MONTH. Food? I eat it all...I don't throw any food out to speak of. The cat will sometimes eat a scrap or two if I give him some but that's rare and it ain't much. Air quality? I go outside in the morning and I smell the stench of a skunk, or if ain't no skunks around usually it's the stink of the trees and the leaves rotting on the ground. This past Sunday I stepped out on the porch and first thing that I smelled was the unmistakable STINK of a snake...sure enough..right there on the porch step.

Lot of it has to do with money, and the lack of it. That combined with population explosion. Government entities don't have a viable and affordable way to dispose of junk. The US EPA has so many rules, regulations, and standards (and the fines that go with them) that it costs a mint to throw the trash out. Trash service here is cheap, $18/month including the recycling container. Where I used to live, $57/mo for ONE container (trash), then $20/mo for recycling container. Then if your container (which is owned by the city's trash service) gets damaged, YOU (the person who it's assigned to) gets to buy a new one at $210. Those costs go to paying for the city landfill's bills...diesel, insurance, wages, retirements, etc-typical business operations. Those costs don't just get sucked up by the city....the residents get to pay for it, that is how capitalism works. And that's how socialisim and democratic governments work, too....but that's another discussion for another day. Make more rules to make everything greener and cleaner, which costs more money, which costs us consumers more and more and more.

There is a shared responsibility between those of us peons and the people who make/enforce the "rules". We get more dependent on "them" yet we don't do enough to help ourselves. Well, folks, one of these days, you're going to have to learn to fend for yourselves independent of the people who we elected to "help" us. I think if people would seriously step back and think about their actions-and how they affect others and...OMG...themselves...maybe we'd all be better off?

Burying CO2? They might have an idea, but to actually be able to make it worthwhile would take an astronomical effort, IMO. What else can CO2 be used for? Can the elemental bond be broken between the C and O2 so make them both useable in another way?

Trees? I'm not sure we can plant and grow enough to take care of the "problem" we have. And I can't see Electric cars being a solution either, not in the short term, and not in the long term. These scientists have ideas and they're good ones, but whether or not they can be worthwhile solutions is yet to be seen.

Just like Fracking for oil/gas. Everyone thinks that it's a bad idea but without it, our NatGas reserves would be low, expensive, our heating bills and to an extent electric bills would be higher'n a cat's back, etc. Especially now that Coal plants are being phased out, and/or switched over to gas which burns cleaner. We can't afford all of the price hikes and I think the years during high gasoline prices have shown that we can slow down our usage, and now that we've gotten used to a little less driving and the price of fuel is down, that market is in correction...at least until the next crisis hits, which should be right around the 2nd week of November, IMO.
 

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I happened upon a newspaper article (lol, remember newspapers?)
The article reported that UC Bizerkley Scientists spread compost on California open ranges and measured a significant reduction in CO2. This kind of sounds like what OP was describing.

Anyway, let's hope it works. Because if it does I'll reconsider the blown 427 instead of the ecoboost swap. :D

Spreading compost on the range can earn ranchers new revenue
 
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