Capturing CO2

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Some Swiss are at it: http://www.climeworks.com/.

Interestingly it uses waste heat. Let's just hope it can be competitive. They think yes, of course:

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So, plant some fucking trees people! And if they produce fruit you can eat, so much the better.
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So, plant some fucking trees people! And if they produce fruit you can eat, so much the better.
That's a good idea. The only question is where to plant them. Certainly anywhere that trees grow naturally and which isn't being used for other purposes. But how much land like that is there that isn't already covered with forests?
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Anaxagoras wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:18 am
sparks wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:18 am
So, plant some fucking trees people! And if they produce fruit you can eat, so much the better.
That's a good idea. The only question is where to plant them. Certainly anywhere that trees grow naturally and which isn't being used for other purposes. But how much land like that is there that isn't already covered with forests?
There are limits to growth, this would be one of them.
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Plankton tanks on top of skyscrapers.

Step one: Build more skyscrapers. :BigGrin3:
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And then make biofuel out of the plankton.

Carbon neutral.

Now, about those skyscrapers... :roll:
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sparks wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:52 pm
And then make biofuel out of the plankton.

Carbon neutral.

Now, about those skyscrapers... :roll:
Maybe ed will remember the proposed "Television City" project.

There was quite a bit of long term urban blight on the west side on mid-Manhattan due to all those abandoned docks. This has since been redeveloped as "Hudson Yards" and seems to be going OK despite the usual corruption scandals.

But in the early 1980's there was this big (I mean like really YUGE) real estate guy who proposed clearing the whole area and building a wall of immense skyscrapers (up to 150 floors for the biggest) and move the TV industry into it. There were some impressive artists' conceptions and IIRC the architects were all line up.

But the big real estate guy didn't have enough money to build the whole thing on spec, and couldn't get enough investors, though David Rockefeller no less thought it was a good idea.

That would have been so cool.

Whatever happened to that guy? :BigGrin3:
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sparks wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:18 am
So, plant some fucking trees people! And if they produce fruit you can eat, so much the better.
Where trees can grow, forest is the so-called "climax" state. Good example: the Mediterranean basin… before sheep and goats.

For now, the situation is:

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Forests are growing again where human well-being is increasing, finds new study.

Only the rich can afford them. :mrgreen:

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It does seem to correlate with wealth, but doesn't give enough credit for those who have been well forested all along without actually increasing. Specifically Canada.
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How do the trees know where the borders are? Smart trees.

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The good news of late,is that thanks to new measuring ability, and CO2 fertilization, the world actually has 3 trillion more trees than it did in 2012
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i more than 7 times as many trees as there was in 2012
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robinson wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:51 am
The good news of late,is that thanks to new measuring ability, and CO2 fertilization, the world actually has 3 trillion more trees than it did in 2012
Source for this?
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Anaxagoras wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:27 am
robinson wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:51 am
The good news of late, is that thanks to new measuring ability, and CO2 fertilization, the world actually has 3 trillion more trees than we thought it did in 2012
Source for this?
I fixed it for you.
https://www.tentree.com/blogs/posts/fac ... -years-ago

Essentially, in years prior to 2012, smart folks thought there were about 400 billion trees, but they were only guessing. Then someone actually counted. Turns out we had about 3 trillion, or 7 times more than we thought we did.

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Rob Lister wrote:
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Turns out we had about 3 trillion, or 7 times more than we thought we did.
That's still a guess.

Reality is the planet has about 40 trillion trees.
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robinson wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:09 pm
Rob Lister wrote:
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Turns out we had about 3 trillion, or 7 times more than we thought we did.
That's still a guess.

Reality is the planet has about 40 trillion trees.
WTF man! Stop posting shit. Even when you're technically correct, as in your last post, you make it shit by mischaracterizing it. Be honest and let ed love you.

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define "tree"

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