Tuesday, 1 April 2008
"Carbon capture and storage my arse" seems to have been the proposition behind this perky little activist campaign, which includes an informative spoof video and an "unnaturally carbonated" water product launch ('dont burp or you could be responsible for global warming').
It's all very funny, but joking apart CCS is a totally untried & unproven technology - which despite this is credited with having the potential to "contribute "15-55% of the overall global efforts to reduce emissions this century" according to the IPPR's recent 80% challenge report (citing an IPCC report in turn). It encourages ongoing use of fossil fuels & is used to justify new coal fired power stations - so this is a very serious debate to be having. If it actually works great but...