My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Monday, September 26, 2005

This won't help at all...

Why not spend millions on a project that just won't change anything?
Canada's Kyoto plan to bury vast amounts of carbon dioxide underground will get a boost today at an international climate-change conference in Montreal.

A report to be made public this morning gives a cautious green light to large-scale underground storage of carbon dioxide gas now spewed out from power plants, oil and gas operations, mining and heavy manufacturing.

The top climate experts who wrote the report calculate that 20 to 40 per cent of all carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels globally could be captured and stored economically in suitable rock formations by mid-century. But they also conclude storing carbon dioxide on or under the ocean floor is too risky at present.

The endorsement by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is good news for the federal government. Ottawa's revised Kyoto climate change plan, unveiled in April, created a $250-million partnership fund to spur the capture of carbon dioxide, especially from the country's single largest source, the Alberta oil sands.

Federal environment officials have forecast that as much as 20 million tonnes of carbon dioxide could be captured annually during the five years of the Kyoto plan beginning in 2008. It would have to be pumped 300 to 400 kilometres south through new pipelines from the oil sands to reach suitable underground reservoirs.
You can pump all the carbon dioxide you won't change a thing. This is a huge waste of money.