Friday, June 10, 2016

more good news!

An Iceland experiment has succeeded in turning CO2 emissions into calcite underground.
An experiment in Iceland has shown how carbon dioxide emissions can be trapped deep underground and converted into a solid mineral faster than previously thought. Locking CO2 underground—by combining the pollutant with water and injecting it into volcanic rock—could help combat climate change by keeping the primary greenhouse gas out of the air, scientists say.
This could be very important.  It shows the possibility of reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.  It also shows a way that power could be generated by oil and the resulting carbon dioxide being sequestered in the ground.  Maybe, just maybe, the ingenuity of the human race could help save its existence.