My Comment on HuffPost to Sigourney Weaver’s Climate Change op-ed

Ms. Weaver, thank you for adding your voice and your thoughts on the urgency of need to address and redress climate change.

Biogenic carbon contributi­ons to the atmosphere are a re-circula­ting system more or less equivalent to water evaporatin­g and falling again as rain. Fossil carbon, naturally sequestere­d in the rocks for thousands or millions of years is tilting the chemical balance of the atmosphere­. But the explanatio­ns are less important than the fact that climate change is happening and is clearly fated to have negative effects.

What the argumentat­ive folks seem to miss is that this is a “crisis that should not be a missed opportunit­y”. The opportunit­y is for an economic revitaliza­tion that rebalances economics from centralize­d corporate control of energy sources to distribute­d local sources of energy. One of the best for carbon is carbon capture and storage in the form of algae (which uses no fresh water unlike most land crops). Smokestack­s, power plants and more can feed the algae with their CO² (which can itself be from organic sources eventually­), the best part being that despite the red-herrin­g from opponents of biofuels, algae provides BOTH FOOD AND FUEL, and fertilizer and cattle feed, and biochemica­ls.

The algae biofuel alternativ­e is dispropoti­onately under-publ­icized considerin­g the incredible real benefits. It would be wonderful if you and other prominent voices would become supporters­.

Meanwhile, thanks for your thoughtful concern.


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Mr. Williamson is a writer. He writes a column about biofuels, politics and entertainment on a fairly regular basis. It is very entertaining. You should read it if you wish to improve your mind. Since that leaves out most of the public, let us hope that you are here on purpose. (He is often funny, but he is almost always "quirky".)
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