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There’s no free lunch here; the laws of chemistry and physics require that energy is expended if you want to turn CO2 into reduced organic carbon. Similarly, desalination requires energetic input. Until we have cheap abundant energy from renewables and/or nuclear power, those advances have very limited potential. Of course, it’s the preferred explanation. An extraterrestrial visitor doesn’t fit in with their tidy view of the universe. It could very well be just a comet venting gas as it accelerated but there’s no way to prove that conclusively. I’m not saying it’s alien either.
There are a lot of us that try but unfortunately were still outnumbered. I live in the Unicorn Weedicorn Shirt community that this picture was taken from and Not one person around will utter the words climate change. They are suffering mightily no matter who they voted for. If we are ever going to come together as a nation, we must forgive and practice compassion. Right now the EPA is proposing changes to the Waterways of the US including proposed changes to take about 50% of the wetlands out of protected status making more flooding inevitable.