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How's get worked out in time, usually. Provided there is a financial incentive. I would like to think that reclamation is in the minds of the people designing the capturing mechanism.
Maybe I won't have to pay $14 for 5lb of Co2 now.

Absolutely agreed, but the thing that makes me think twice is that there have been CO2 scrubbing/adsorbing/sequestering materials in existence for quite some time, but no one seems to have developed practical methods of handling the CO2 gathered (other than simply holding it long enough to remove it from the given area, like from environmental/respiration mechanisms), or recycling it in some way. My guess the reason for this is that you expend more energy (and if you like to discuss things in terms of "carbon footprints," it generates so much CO2 in the process that it negates the act of trying to deal with the CO2 in the first place) than you get back. I think until we have methods for recycling/actually sequestering CO2 that themselves don't rely on producing CO2, then scrubbing CO2 is more of an act of appearance rather than a practical application. Sadly, I think the best method at the moment for sequestering gaseous CO2 from the atmosphere is plants. :/
    
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Yaaaay, fake disaster averted!! rolleyes.gif
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I guess anything is possible o.o
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But in seriousness, I guess a simple and passive method would be to leak the CO2 into some contained greenhouse--but then you have to vent the greenhouse, and how do you make sure you're not venting CO2? Or make sure the CO2 levels aren't too high to kill the trees.

I vent CO2 all day long. Are they going to attach a hose and mask to my face now? Sounds kinkier than I'm really comfortable with.
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umm..so it doesn't release co2...what are they trying to do? suffocate plants? :kookoo.gif:

If they want to stop "releasing" CO2, they should sequester it in nice furniture. That way I can sit on progress.
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I believe this material is called trees?

Man trumps nature, now we can do away with the trees. All they do is get in the way of progress anyways, right?
 
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Why do these people care about co2?
Its CO3 harming the atmosphere people!
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I saw something about this on the science channel a while back. They were gonna make the material into large bullet shaped objects and drop them in deep parts of the ocean. By the time they hit the bottom they would embed 20-30 feet in the sediment.
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Why do these people care about co2?
Its CO3 harming the atmosphere people!

Come again? CO3? As in carbonate? I would agree, dissolved CO2 in seawater is converted to carbonate, which changes the pH of the water and affects sealife--but CO3 isn't in the atmosphere. It's not even a gaseous molecule.
    
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Come again? CO3? As in carbonate? I would agree, dissolved CO2 in seawater is converted to carbonate, which changes the pH of the water and affects sealife--but CO3 isn't in the atmosphere. It's not even a gaseous molecule.

Bleh i failed there, i meant carbon monoxide. I was thinking of CO3 in the oceans at the same time.
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i didnt read the article, but in case anyone is wondering, the current method used to remove pollutants from smokestacks that burn natural gas is ammonia, which turns the exhaust from burned natural gas into pure steam.

the thing about the oceans is that as the coral become bleached with the pollutants, the ocean will pull much less CO2 out of the air, which will lead to a massive spike in CO2 levels in the atmosphere.
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