Bryan Fischer
Global warming hystericists want to sequester plant food
By Bryan Fischer
August 11, 2009

The Washington Post features an article today arguing for the urgent necessity to build devices to capture and sequester carbon emissions from coal-fired energy plants, which are responsible for one-third of the U.S.'s "harmful" greenhouse gas emissions.

Such devices, even the WaPo admits, are "hugely expensive," costing about $700 million for a modest-size coal plant. This might make some sense if CO2 was a pollutant, but it's not. It's plant food, for crying out loud.

It might make some sense if CO2 emissions were responsible for global warming, but they're not. Global temperatures have flatlined since 1998, and have actually declined by .74 degrees F since Al Gore's hysteria-inducing documentary came out in 2006. All this while CO2 levels have skyrocketed, and while China blissfully brings one new coal-fired plant online each week with nary a thought for sequestering their emissions.

The test contraption the Post profiles, at a coal plant along the Ohio River in West Virginia, pumps captured emissions into saline aquifers two miles underground, where of course they provide absolutely no nourishment to forests and farms, rendering them not only expensive but useless.

Plus the project consumes 15 percent of the energy the plant produces, energy of course that is not available to American families to heat, cool and light their homes.

Worse, Greenpeace estimates that the volume of CO2 which would have to be captured every day to sequester all the carbon produced by evil coal plants would be the equivalent of 28 million train cars a day. Where exactly are we going to put it?

The bottom line: carbon capture and sequestration devices are enormously expensive and utterly unnecessary. They will only drive up the cost of energy for every American family and make us less competitive in global markets. Other than that, there's a lot to like.

© Bryan Fischer


The views expressed by RenewAmerica columnists are their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of RenewAmerica or its affiliates.
(See RenewAmerica's publishing standards.)


Stephen Stone
HAPPY EASTER: A message to all who love our country and want to help save it

Stephen Stone
The most egregious lies Evan McMullin and the media have told about Sen. Mike Lee

Siena Hoefling
Protect the Children: Update with VIDEO

Stephen Stone
FLASHBACK to 2020: Dems' fake claim that Trump and Utah congressional hopeful Burgess Owens want 'renewed nuclear testing' blows up when examined

Cherie Zaslawsky
Two shooters, one location!

Frank Louis
Just what part of this is everyone missing? Say it ain’t so Joe.

Linda Goudsmit
CHAPTER 28: Pantheism, Gnosticism, and Marxism

Victor Sharpe
A two-state solution – but on both sides of the River Jordan

Jerry Newcombe
Providence and America

Cherie Zaslawsky
The shot heard 'round the world': Once & future President Donald J. Trump miraculously survives assassination attempt!

Tom DeWeese
The dangerous delusion of Biden and world leaders of transition to ‘just electricity’

Frank Louis
A thought (or two) on the Republican Platform 2024

Robert Meyer
Competing religious claims

Cliff Kincaid
The next assassination attempt

Pete Riehm
America needs unity, but also accountability

Ronald R. Cherry
The Secret Service
  More columns


Click for full cartoon
More cartoons


Matt C. Abbott
Chris Adamo
Russ J. Alan
Bonnie Alba
Chuck Baldwin
Kevin J. Banet
J. Matt Barber
Fr. Tom Bartolomeo
. . .
[See more]

Sister sites