Watched an interesting show today on the science channel. It featured a CO2 scrubber capable of removing this greenhouse gas from the surrounding atmosphere. In tests, it produced a gross reduction of 80% and a net reduction (after considering it's own engine's contribution to CO2) of close to 60%. The technology is easily adaptable to large scale application and might be a saving technology for China's severe air pollution. Environmental scientists lamented the fact that such technology might remove the concern about fossil fuels, as people might lose their fear of Global warming. I found it very interesting that the environmental scientists were not thrilled with the possibility of reducing the greenhouse gasses. Instead, they fear it will encourage more fossil fuel development. Anti-development mantra by the environmental extremists refuses to accept the possibility that we can continue using fossil fuels while we make a gradual transition to alternative energy. If we CAN reduce the CO2 risk by using scrubbers, do you think we should proceed with offshore drilling and development of other fossil fuel energy resources (natural gas, shale oil, etc)? Or should we abandon fossil fuels despite the possibility of controlling the CO2 emissions?