There is an advocacy group out there known as the Citizens Against CO2 Sequestration.
As I’ve said before, “E”nvironmentalists don’t have problems with fossil fuel use, that entire notion is a hoax. Their real problem is with energy qua energy and nothing else. It is energy that enables the “capitalist machine” to keep chugging alone. It is energy that connects people around the globe. It is energy that “destroys” local ways of life by, you know, freeing people up from the jails that local villages used to be. It is energy that allows experimentation, increased crop yields, more recreational activities to be discovered, and the like. Every single potential salve, solution, suggestion to deal with the global warming crisis, particularly those surrounding alternative energies, has been and will continue to meet opposition.
Now, maybe I should just chalk it up to the fact that there just seems to be someone opposed to everything, but I don’t think that’s the case. Is there a group out there opposed to kindness to strangers, for instance? No. So let’s review some of what we know:
Whatever the merits of any of it, the point is that the “E”nvironmentalists do not recognize that tradeoffs exist and that whatever problems caused by one particular technology need to be weighed against what it would be substituting. But that is really not important. What is important is working hard to stifle the advancement of any energy source. I used to not think this way, but when Citizens Against CO2 Sequestration exists, I know I am not crazy for letting these thoughts creep into my head.
*Postscript: There are obvious costs and benefits to sequestration, I chose not to cover them here.