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2017/06/02

World’s First Multi-Million Dollar Carbon-Capture Plant Does Work Of Just $17,640 Worth Of Trees—It’s The “Worst Investment In Human History”

Climework‘s Built the World’s First Carbon-Capture Plant in Hinwil, Switzerland

Perpetual motion machinery?

On May 31 the world’s first commercial carbon dioxide capture-plant was opened in Hinwil, Switzerland.

It’s designed and operated by a Swiss company called Climeworks, and uses a modular design that can be scaled up over time.

The company says that the plant will remove 900 tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere every year by passing it through a special filter that isolates carbon dioxide molecules.

What will happen to all of this carbon dioxide?

Some of it will be cycled into nearby greenhouses to help the plants grow better (ironic), which will increase crop yields.

They also plan to market the carbon for use in carbonated beverages—I guess we’ll have to start drinking more Coke and Pepsi in order to save the planet.

The rest will be sequestered underground, never again to see the light of day.

The company says their technology could be used to stop climate change.

They estimate that 250,000 such plants would be necessary to capture enough carbon to meet the Integovernmental Panel on Climate Change‘s goals of capturing 1% of global emissions by 2025.

Hear that?

One down, only 249,999 more to go—and probably hundreds of billions of (taxpayer) dollars.

It goes without saying that this may just be the worst idea that liberal environmentalists have ever had—or ever will have.

And this includes green schemes such as: giving poor farmers in India free solar panels, to re-freezing the Arctic using thousands of windmills, and (NEE’s personal favorite) planting new forests and then burning them for fuel instead of oil.

Why is that?

Because trees exist.

Trees are great.  They’re beautiful, they provide shade and fruits, they smell nice—but most importantly, they take carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and replace it with breathable oxygen.

They’re good at it too.  In fact, it only takes an average of 98 trees to remove 1 ton of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere per year.

That means that this plant is worth only 88,200 trees per year (never mind the fabrication costs for all the parts, which probably have an enormous carbon footprint).

Although we can’t compare the costs because Climeworks doesn’t state the cost of their plant on their website—probably because it’s egregiously high, we do know the cost of planting trees.

You can sponsor charities to plant trees for you at a grand total of 20 cents per tree.

That means that only $17,640 worth of trees could do the work of the multi-million dollar Hinwil carbon-capture plant.

This is lunacy, pure and simple.

According to Spencer P Morrison, this paper’s editor-in-chief, the Hinwil carbon plant may be “the worst investment in human history”, and is “symptomatic of a complete disregard for common sense, and utter contempt for the working man”.

No disagreements from your humble columnist.

The entire green energy market is a scam that plays on people’s emotions to get them to give money to greedy handout billionaires.

Fossil fuels are not only more efficient and cheaper than renewable energy, but they’re also better for the environment, when you consider all the other factors.

Accessed on 02 June 2017
National Economics Editorial


It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying.

— Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf
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