Opinion: Carbon capture is a fool's choice. We need to stop burning fossil fuels.

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July 13, 2021 - 11:02pm

Critical Commentary

By refuting the idea that “carbon capture” combined with continued fossil fuel use is an adequate way of addressing the current climate crisis, this article shows the way that energy systems both condition and are conditioned by the wider energy ecology. The author notes that carbon pollution is increasing temperatures that threaten biodiversity, which then threatens crops and food security. Pollution also impacts the human body more directly, with toxins piling up in the cardiovascular, pulmonary, reproductive, neurological, and other bodily systems, interrupting the flows of energy, information, and nutrients within the the body. The carbon capture issue also does not address the strain that extraction puts on water supply, causing undecidable choices between keeping agriculture, industry, and energy systems afloat.

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Thomas, Stephanie. 2021. "Opinion: Carbon capture is a fool's choice. We need to stop burning fossil fuels," July 1, 2021.

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Stephanie Thomas, "Opinion: Carbon capture is a fool's choice. We need to stop burning fossil fuels.", contributed by , The Energy Rights Project, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 13 July 2021, accessed 18 September 2021.