Replacing old forests with young forests to increase carbon sequestration is a fool’s errand.
Removal of groundwaters that were recharged during the wetter Pleistocene epoch is a classic example of non-sustainable human behavior.
Subduction and volcanic emissions compose a long-term, slow cycle for carbon and these elements.
We need to incentivize plastic recycling
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