Yes, the first hurdle is getting people to actually admit there is such a thing, and that it poses a major threat.
But here’s reason for guarded optimism: According to recent reports, a new technique can convert carbon dioxide back into coal. In theory, this could make huge inroads into eliminating the global dangers of greenhouse gases.
Of course, a massive undertaking would be enormously expensive. But where there’s money to be made, there’s a way.
That alone might convert some skeptics.
Coal: It’s not just for barbecues anymore! Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com
Doing the right thing may soon be very lucrative. Researchers have been finding ways to turn plastic waste into usable sources of energy.
Of course, it will help if politicians admit that immense tons of discarded plastic actually constitute a problem. (Hope springs eternal if they stand to make a profit.)
Speaking of which, it’s Presidents’ Day in the US, which means no mail; ergo, no bills today. More good news!
Two Dutch scientists have developed a bioplastic made from algae– vegetation that takes in carbon and releases oxygen through the same photosynthesis as other plants.
So far, they’ve been able to turn the dried material into something that 3D printers can use to create items such as bottles, tableware and trash cans!