countries like Britain, Australia and the US poised to implement carbon
capture and storage processes (CCS) in an attempt to reduce global
warming, a research paper from Houston University in the United States
is casting doubts on the practicality of such plans.
states first of all that it would require a reservoir the size of a
small US state to contain the carbon dioxide produced by even one power
Co-authors Drs. Michael Economides, professor of
chemical engineering at Houston University, and Christene
Ehlig-Economides, professor of energy engineering at Texas A&M
University, go on to assert that previous models of CCS are inaccurate
because they assume a constant pressure from the carbon as it is stored
in underground rock structures.
In fact, the pressure on
surrounding rock will likely become so intense in places that it would
cause fractures, with the escaping carbon eventually migrating back to
The paper concludes by stating, "(CCS) is not a
practical means to provide any substantive reduction in CO2 emissions,
although it has been repeatedly presented as such by others."
response, the British Geological Survey has affirmed its intention to
quickly review the findings and produce a peer-reviewed analysis.
Economides, Ehlig-Economides and all participating scientists, we are
grateful for your careful evaluation of the urgent matter of handling
carbon emissions. May we be guided to planet-cooling actions that bring a
lasting revival of our ecosphere.
Supreme Master Ching Hai often
urges for the most effective way to solve global warming, as during an
international gathering with our Association members in February 2008.
Supreme Master Ching Hai :
Everybody knows by now, from the UN Report that meat eating, animal
raising, it’s one of the worst factors, or even the worst factor of
global warming. http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/apr/25/research-viabilty-carbon-capture-storagehttp://www.smh.com.au/environment/carbon-storage-premise-totally-erroneous-20100426-tn98.htmlhttp://planetgore.nationalreview.com/post/?q=OTg0Mjg1ZDMzOGMyMzMxNjdkZjJhYWM4OThjYTlmMTg=
And nobody talks about it. Everybody says, okay, new
energy, biofuel, hybrid car, dig a hole and store the carbon. As if it
will not bust one day.
What is so difficult, to put down one
piece of meat, and replace it with one piece of tofu. Which is exactly
the same, better nutrition. Better for your health. More economized.