Fivethenoname t1_j61omni wrote

My one problem with these sort of solutions is that they're clearly geared toward inserting themselves into the existing value chains/supply chains we already have. One of the most basic issues that causes climate change is that we aren't properly valuing our resources. We have to decouple that value system from our industrial economy which demands never ending growth of consumption. Tell me, if we successfully convert CO2 into a valuable raw material that our industries demand, what happens when we've drawn out enough CO2 to reach a ppm concentration we like? Just stop? What business EVER just stopped? And this wouldn't be just one company, we'd build economic infrastructure around it. My belief is that the funding for carbon drawdown HAS to come from the public. Market based value systems are not the type of valuation system that works best for Environmental resources which are by nature publicly owned. We have to create a value for this stuff and stand by it.


Fivethenoname t1_j61npqq wrote

But they do offset emissions/contribute to drawdown and there are many other functions that forest and tree cover provide to maintain critical ecosystem functions. Idiots looking for a panacea to ecosystem service degradation and torpedoing good ideas for not being such a panacea are literally holding us back from taking steps in the correct direction. You're expertise in this field must be minimal if you are criticizing planting trees. I understand that criticizing other people is one way to get a seat at the table if you don't have any ideas of your own, but criticism for criticism sake is unwanted.


Fivethenoname t1_izhe9bw wrote

This is what happens when people think they can take advantage of big market swings. The system is a joke. Everybody who owned property tried to sell in response to a spike based on speculation and all it's done is derail people's lives and hand more real estate over to corporations.


Fivethenoname t1_ivw5iuv wrote

This is called capturing the regulators. And now these evil fucks aren't just capturing their own countries regulation systems, but the fledgling global effort to adopt change as well. Disgusting. And even more, the UN is playing right along as if they aren't completely aware of this tactic. Just all around awful. Transparency like this is so important, thanks OP.


Fivethenoname t1_irj63tm wrote

I now work with Lindsey Gulden at Indigo Ag. She's a phenomenal scientist. We were talking over beers at our last on site and she had a lot more to say about Exxon including some seriously shitty stock option manipulation. Fuck Exxon, all their upper management. Fuck the people who are ACTIVELY lying to the world and trading our future for money.