The Criminal Insanity of Carbon Capture and Storage
In the recently passed $1.2 trillion U.S. Infrastructure and Innovation Jobs Act, a most insane idea is being funded to the tune of $10 billion. That funds development of an unproven technology which takes an essential element of life, CO2, out of the atmosphere and stores it at huge expense. This is so flat out crazy that one is reminded of Jonathan Swift’s account of Gulliver’s travels to the grand academy of Legado in Balnibarbi, where sunbeams are collected from cucumbers and stored in vials. Driven by the insane “net zero” CO2 emissions by 2050 effort with increasing penalties being imposed on all economic activity involving CO2 emissions, “carbon capture” has become the means by which fossil fuel companies can continue to function and through which an entire new financial swindle can mint millionaires based on the massive amounts of government and corporate funding devoted to it. Obviously, physically, nothing is produced. In fact, this insanity will take thousands of acres of fertile farmland out of production.