Richard Schiffman: The benefits of carbon capture and storage

  • Richard Schiffman said,”…permafrost is beginning to thaw, which could release vast amounts of methane, a greenhouse gas 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide. If that happens, nothing will prevent the climate train from careening out of our control” (The benefits of carbon capture and storage).
  • Dr. Klaus Lackner stated that carbon capture is not risky
    • Lackner stated “It simply amounts to cleaning up after ourselves, and repairing the damage that we already have done”(The benefits of carbon capture and storage).
  • Prime Minister of Canada in 2009,¬†Stephen Harper said, “Carbon capture and storage has the potential to help us balance our need for energy with our duty to protect the environment” (The benefits of carbon capture and storage).
  • Graciela Chichilnisky, an architect for Kyoto Protocol says, “Carbon capture for commercial purposes could take more carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere than we currently are putting in, while producing a healthy profit. But governments around the world will need to grease the wheels by mandating a carbon market, in which industries are required to pay to remediate the damage that their pollution creates”(The benefits of carbon capture and storage).
  • It is unclear whether or not carbon capture is the answer to the CO2 pollution problem or if a new technology is better suited.

Works cited:

Schiffman, Richard. “Richard Schiffman: The Benefits of Carbon Capture and Storage.”Richard Schiffman: The Benefits of Carbon Capture and Storage. National Post, 21 Jan. 2013. Web. 29 Mar. 2017. <http://www.nationalpost.com/m/wp/full-comment/blog.html?b=news.nationalpost.com%2Ffull-comment%2Frichard-schiffman-the-benefits-of-carbon-capture-and-storage>.