Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Method to trap carbon dioxide while producing green energy

I read a lot of science stories. Sadly, part of this experience is that I encounter news that seems extremely hopeful -- but then I never hear about it again. This may be one of those disappearing wonders. But if it works, it could solve many of our problems.

The basic idea is that scientists have discovered a way to trap carbon dioxide while simultaneously producing hydrogen for clean energy and a product that can de-acidify the oceans. Talk about a free lunch! This would be marvelous if it's both true and cost-effective. Time will tell.

I sure hope it works. We're going to need an earthshaking discovery to avert climate-based extinction. Perhaps this is it.