By: Ryan Jacobs
Summary. My thoughts on Carbon Capture and storage are definitely split. To begin with carbon capture and storage is when humans purposely burn fossil fuels to create carbon emissions so we can capture it, store it, and reuse it. There are both positives and negatives with Carbon Capture and Storage. On the positive side of things Carbon Capture can reduce the overall of C02 released in the atmosphere which will ultimately leave a positive impact for the atmosphere. Next, it is much easier to capture carbon when it is in a controlled zone. Lastly, when capturing carbon other pollutants that are created can be removed from the atmosphere as well as the carbon. Now what is bad about Carbon Capture and Storage? To start with, it is great in theory but it does cost a lot for the results that it gives. Some uses for the stored carbon totally go against the purpose of it. Some uses include, using the carbon to get more oil from oil refineries which also produces more C02 which completely defeats the purpose of trying to reduce carbon emissions in the first place. Lastly, there is the threat that a carbon storage leak could occur which would pose as an imminent threat to humans. Overall, I believe this topic is very important for the atmosphere and it's state of health.
Why we should care? This topic is very important to think about for the future state of our atmosphere. Working together on this issue is our best plan of action to create a good path to save our atmosphere.
I found this article interesting because it was not biased at all. It gave information on both sides of the spectrum to help me form my own opinion on the issue. The information that was given was also very meaty and gave me a great understanding of what Carbon Capture was. Overall, this article is a great way to learn about the issue of Carbon Capture and storage and ways to act upon it and make it better for our atmosphere.
Dr. Science in Action.
Dr. Mark Jacobson is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University.
The research that Dr. Jacobson conducted included further understanding of air pollution and how the atmosphere is effected by it. He has also researched global warming and renewable energy sources. This research connects to the blog topic because it is all about carbon emissions polluting the air and Dr. Jacobson is looking for ways to reduce those carbon emissions. Dr. Jacobson stated that even though carbon capture reduces little carbon emissions it also releases more pollutants into the air meaning what is the point of carbon capture. Overall, Dr. Jacobson's research is definitely credible and backed by evidence.