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  1. Someone Special
    May 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

    “unless you could vent it into space some how” yeah because venting our atmosphere into space will totally be a good idea… let’s try an experiment. Get a set of scuba gear and put really heavy weights on your feet. Go as far down into the ocean as you can and then release all the air in your tank. Do you see the problem now? Yeah… That’s what you just proposed…

  2. Leviathan Xyzzy
    May 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

    I may not be a genius, but diamonds are made from nearly arranged carbon atoms. So, if the carbon that was collected was turned into diamonds, we could theoretically go into the diamond age.

  3. WILLIAM SHAW
    May 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

    I hear that carbon dioxide is toxic. Better cease having my favourate drink apart from tea, carbonated spring water. Carbon dioxide is certainly toxic at high concentrations. Putting liquid carbon dioxide into the ocean could cause a disaster similar to an occurrence in a volcanic African lake, that killed many natives vllagers with an invisible dense layer of carbon dioxide.
    Manufacturing metals from their oxides, principally ferric oxide, will produce much carbon dioxide, but once plant life has removed the carbon dioxide, there should be more oxygen in the atmosphere.

  4. mark anonimus
    May 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

    no i don’t feel guilty. i didn’t choose any of this! but thx for Mentioning it!

  5. old time farm boy
    May 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

    This solution could solve two problems at the same time and the solution comes from the cola industry. Man caused global warming proponents claim that carbon dioxide is the cause of global warming. Colas get their fizz from injecting carbon dioxide under pressure into the water and cola syrup. To do this, they have to remove tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, purify it to food grade, and ship it to their plants or to stores all over the world. Why not use their process for removing and liquidizing raw carbon dioxide and injecting back where it came from, into abandoned oil wells. That would remove a lot of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere while pushing the left-over oil around the abandoned oil well to producing oil wells so we could get more oil cheaper, we could also inject carbon dioxide into oil fields where the oil has run out completely. That way we would end up reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere while getting more oil.

    Considering how many millions of gallons of cola and other carbonated beverages are sold each day and at a price that billions of people can easily afford, it would be a cheap and efficient way to stop global warming without requiring drastic curtailments of people’s lifestyles.

    • old time farm boy
      May 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

      Or we could transform CO2 into a substance that creates jobs and helps everybody relax at parties and feel good about life.

      Abstract:
      Though carbon dioxide is a waste product of combustion, it can also be a potential feedstock for the production of fine and commodity organic chemicals provided that an efficient means to convert it to useful organic synthons can be developed. Herein we report a common element, nanostructured catalyst for the direct electrochemical conversion of CO2 to ethanol with high Faradaic efficiency (63 % at −1.2 V vs RHE) and high selectivity (84 %) that operates in water and at ambient temperature and pressure. Lacking noble metals or other rare or expensive materials, the catalyst is comprised of Cu nanoparticles on a highly textured, N-doped carbon nanospike film. Electrochemical analysis and density functional theory (DFT) calculations suggest a preliminary mechanism in which active sites on the Cu nanoparticles and the carbon nanospikes work in tandem to control the electrochemical reduction of carbon monoxide dimer to alcohol.

  6. Nick Flaxbeard
    May 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

    “Highly Toxic”? Seriously? It may be toxic at very high concentrations, but highly toxic is a bit hyperbolic.

  7. ricardo
    May 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

    Just increase the amount of photosynthetic protists in the ocean to absorb carbon dioxide so they release oxygen.

  8. Jeffrey Koelewijn
    May 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

    Maybe liquid carbon dioxide can be used as fertilizer for water plants they turn it into fuel/food with oxygen as a by product through photosynthesis. So just massive water plant farms to get rid of it if it works and automatic doses of liquid CO2.

  9. Bala Bala
    May 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

    We could just build green houses and just dump CO2 there so that the plants can use it . Right? Someone reply

  10. Flordelisa Ulep
    May 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

    Why don’t you just capture carbon dioxide and turn it to fertiliser and give to the plants

  11. peter
    May 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

    I have wondered why we recycle paper.. perhaps paper is the one thing we should definitely put into landfills in deserts. That would make our forestry an engine to remove carbon from the air and bury it again.

  12. Paulo Avila
    May 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

    Store CO2 by giving it to oil producing microalgae and cyanobacteria. Give it light and NPK, and BOOM, a blossom of microalgae. Then store the oil and carbon under rocks or use it to produce biodiesel and bioethanol, or biobutanol. Use it as gasoline, burn it, repeat.

  13. Cyanide Suprise
    May 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

    Carbonate the ocean so we can easily get soda water and the fishies get burps

  14. Georg Spengler
    May 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

    We don’t have to “store” it anywhere. CO2 reacts with basalt and gets chemically bound with it. Already done in Iceland, works perfectly. That’s what would happen naturally by time as well and imitating nature is always the most reasonable solution.

  15. The Suicidal Plain Yogurt
    May 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

    wait he said global catastrophe would happen if the co2 leaked out ……………why would that be global catastrophe???? someone explain! I dont get it

  16. Jack Li
    May 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

    Venting co2 into space isn’t that crazy of a idea, remember elevator to the moon thing?

  17. Henk Isnogonbekend
    May 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

    it would kil everting that live’s. and it can seap out.

    pleas stop producing so mutch !!

  18. Ako
    May 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

    Crazy plan my ass. Oceans have been capturing CO2 for eons. In fact oceans will release more CO2 than all the cars combined when it heats up during solar maximum.

  19. Joshua Medina
    May 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

    Why dont they dump it in a enclosed green house the plants will eventually inhale all that co2 and leave o2 in it’s place

  20. Rob Ellis
    May 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

    You skipped by what is a known permanent solution for CO2 sequestration. It is covered on day one of most climatechange courses when the carbon cycle is described. The permanent way to sequester CO2 is called chemical weathering. Rain naturally contains disolved CO2 which forms carbonic acid. If a raindrop lands on the right type of stone (basaltic mineral is good) the carbon dioxide as acid reacts with the stone changing its chemical composition with carbon now incorporated into the stone. If man stopped adding CO2 today, reduction to preindustrial levels would happen but it is estimated to take several thousand years because chemical weathering is quite slow. However, man could help speed it up. How about claddings ng all buildings in rainy regions with shhet of basaltic minerals….. Maximize the opportunity for the weathering to occur. How about tombstones and monuments? Basaltic minerals? Why not? The permanent CO2 sequestration fix.

  21. JoeAceJR
    May 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

    Who else thought the title said _The crazy plan to store CO2 in the ocean_

  22. Bruce P
    May 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

    Co2 is not toxic that is a lie plants,trees and other life on earth love c02 and turn it into oxygen which we like . so to say it is toxic is a lie .

  23. Ill Behaviour
    May 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

    If there was a way to split the carbon and oxygen (in Co2) apart then we wouldn’t have to store it at all as they are both pretty useful. Don’t know how easy that would be though.

  24. Cabbot Sanders
    May 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

    I don’t feel guilty about my carbon footprint because the world revolves around me, relatively.

  25. Edward Liu
    May 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

    seriously? we already have enough garbage in the ocean and now we dump waste gas into it too? wow humans you guys are really treating the ocean like a trash can.

  26. Mcfluffy Destroyer
    May 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

    Plus CO2 can be filtered in different ways can’t it filtering CO2 into O2 no clue what happens to the carbon part but ok anyway why don’t we make a law where we have to have CO2 > Oxygen filters unless it’s a healthy amount because plants need CO2 to survive so filtering CO2 to Oxygen could have long term effects but then there’s the balance factor N2 O2 we must keep it balanced otherwise we would die of oxygen poisoning so it’d be hard unless we had a way to generate N2 it would complicate everything completely IDK just thinking randomly

  27. Mcfluffy Destroyer
    May 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

    90% of our O2/possibly N20 comes from our ocean liquid C02 would kill fish corals and also things that provide our air so that’s kinda a stupid idea

  28. Carl Mwaamba
    May 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

    what’s the point in preventing heat from melting ice and raising sea levels when pumping that gas into the sea will also raise them?

  29. Justin Burcaw
    May 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

    Why not just inject them into a greenhouse instead than remove the oxygen in a greenhouse because after all plants need carbon dioxide to survive and thrive in higher concentrated environments. Furthermore, just a little bit of math and science and anyone could have figured out that CO2 could sit at the bottom of the ocean because CO2’s molar mass is 44.01 g/mol while H2O is 18.02 g/mol.

    • Justin Burcaw
      May 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

      And yes, I know of the experiment where a handful of people tried to simulated an environment of trying to survive on another planet.

  30. fireofenergy
    May 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

    Did he say highly toxic! Ya, just dump it in the oceans. It’s not toxic until higher concentrations in the air make too much carbonic acid when absorbed by the ocean.
    No mention of the real solution, that of natural sequestration, and even into carbonates which requires lots of energy. But then again natural sequestration, grass and trees, and subsequently, more soil into which excess CO2 goes into, require lots of water and land not already forested, requiring lots of desalination (more clean energy needed in all the desert areas!).

  31. proxy90909
    May 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

    Find a way to separate C from the O2 and use it to make graphene ??? profit

  32. Colleen Forrest
    May 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

    Wouldn’t this add to the acidation of the oceans? Increasing the melting of calcium carbonate in the bones and shells of fish? (Not to mention ours)

    Wouldn’t all the oxygen consuming life die?

    Wouldn’t the carbondioxide consumine life experiece massive growth?

  33. Elijah Baley
    May 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

    Even if mankind could stop global warming it is still looking at an eventual ice age down the road. Either way it would be hell on earth for humans.

  34. Joseph Alexander
    May 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

    How about reforesting.the planet to lower Co2.
    I guess corporations can’t make enough money by planting trees.

  35. corgidog
    May 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

    This idea reminds me of an episode of futurama, during the episode a massive meteor made of trash that was sent into space hundreds of years ago because there was too much trash, is heading towards earth and is about to destroy it.I feel like this will happen but with a big bubble of co2, we get rid of the problem temporarily but then in a while it comes back to bite us.

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