the storage of plant-derived carbon in everyday products that are landfilled may help sequester carbon from the atmosphere.
Overall, the energy used in BECCS adds about 30% to the carbon emissions to the atmosphere from burning biomass directly.
if we are serious about mitigating climate change, we must shift our attention to sources of energy that emit no greenhouse gases to the atmosphere
Suggestions that we can mitigate the impact of fossil fuel combustion by increasing carbon storage in soils are bogus.
Purposeful carbon sequestration in soil organic matter will require huge amounts of additional fertilizer production, with its own contributions to fossil fuel emissions and contamination of surface and groundwater
If we tear down an old building and replace it, we incur new costs of embodied energy in construction materials
In the short-term, forests harvested for biomass energy actually put more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than burning fossil fuels,
Removing 5% of annual emissions by the spreading of rock dust on agricultural lands worldwide is a band-aid approach to a global hemorrhage.
Since most of the wood pellets are derived from newly harvested trees, the immediate impact on Earth’s climate is worse than coal.
The emission of carbon dioxide from the production of cement current accounts for about 5% of the total annual industrial emissions of CO2.