The politics of “climate change” is debated in Washington — by both environmental activists preaching a doomsday scenario and climate deniers suggesting that global warming is a “hoax” concocted by extremists as a ruse in achieving a one world government.
However, regardless of the politics, a scientific breakthrough by a team of Australian scientists claiming to turn CO2 “back into coal” at room temperature offers an amazing possibility for “climate rewind.”
Experts at Australia’s RMIT University have just publicly announced they’ve found “an alternative pathway for safely and permanently removing the greenhouse gas from our atmosphere” in a new study published in Nature Communications.
The astounding announcement comes ironically on the heels of AOC’s introduction of her $94 trillion initiative dubbed the Green New Deal, which if ever implemented in its current form, would easily bankrupt America for countless generations to come.
RMIT Chemist Dr. Torben Daeneke said converting CO2 into a solid could be much more sustainable.
“While we can’t literally turn back time, turning carbon dioxide back into coal and burying it back in the ground is a bit like rewinding the emissions clock.”
Daeneke went on to explain, “To date, CO2 has only been converted into a solid at extremely high temperatures, making it industrially unviable. By using liquid metals as a catalyst, we’ve shown it’s possible to turn the gas back into carbon at room temperature, in a process that’s efficient and scalable.”
Adding, “While more research needs to be done, it’s a crucial first step to delivering solid storage of carbon.”
To understand how this breakthrough process works, may require a fundamental understanding of chemistry. For example, CO2 is electrochemical by nature; therefore scientists designed a liquid metal catalyst, a substance that increases the rate of a chemical reaction without itself undergoing any permanent chemical change, however extremely efficient at conducting electricity while chemically activating the surface.
During the process, the CO2 is dissolved in a beaker with an electrolyte liquid and a small amount of the liquid metal, all of which is charged with an electric current. This converts the CO2 into solid carbon flakes that are naturally detached from the liquid metal surface.
According to Dr. Dorna Esrafilzadeh, this carbon could also have uses as an electrode.
“A side benefit of the process is that the carbon can hold an electrical charge, becoming a super-capacitor, so it could potentially be used as a component in future vehicles,” Esrafilzadeh said.
Adding, “The process also produces synthetic fuel as a by-product, which could also have industrial applications.”
As mentioned at the beginning of this article “climate-change” has become another political talking point for the left; it’s their “holy grail,” which cannot be discussed, debated or challenged.
Moreover, when environmentalists speak of the “greenhouse effect,” they willfully mischaracterize a natural process, politicizing it as some kind of unnatural intervention by humans; while in fact, the greenhouse effect is a natural process millions of years old. The term greenhouse effect was actually coined in 1827 by French mathematician Joseph Fourier.
Life-sustaining gases of water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and ozone exist around the Earths atmosphere as a protective barrier and are responsible for regulating the planet’s temperature. Without greenhouse gases, the average temperature on Earth would be about −18 °C (0 °F).
Many within the scientific community believe that humans are responsible for the increase within the atmosphere of carbon dioxide (CO2) which adversely affects the delicate balance of Earths temperature, resulting in global warming.
However, on the flip side of that argument, there are those that believe that nature itself may be responsible for global warming, in that currently about 1,500 potentially active volcanoes worldwide spew billions of tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere yearly. Moreover aside from the continuous belt of volcanoes on the ocean floor, about 500 of these have erupted in historical time.