Proof of the Fact That We Really No Longer Give a Shit
“Proponents of setting up enormous fans to gulp in huge amounts of air and remove planet-heating carbon from it, a process called direct air capture (DAC), are basking in their greatest breakthroughs yet in the US,” so says Oliver Milman of the Guardian UK newspaper.
Look at that thing. Someone actually proposed that as a solution.
We have indeed lost our way, celebrating the irrational as the planet burns, floods, quakes, hurricanes and fritters its chances away in hyperbolic nonsense
Just who are these ‘proponents’ one might ask, as if one gave a shit.
It turns out the force behind the nonsense is an organization called Carbon Engineering and, glancing down into the deep, dark secrets of fine print, that organization happens to be owned by Occidental Petroleum, an American oil company that bought it for $1.1bn last month and views carbon removal as a sort of future-proofing for its industry.
Seems so. “We believe that our direct capture technology is going to be the technology tha…