Climate Change Maps: U.S. Carbon Sources


After posting our coal plant deathwatch map last week, several readers have emailed us about various climate change maps that they’ve seen around the web. A comprehensive one comes from several University of Kansas professors along with the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), called NatCarb: A National Look at Carbon Sequestration.

This is only a screen shot, so be sure to check out the interative map via the link. You can search by “all CO2 sources,” as well as “ethanol plants,” “electricity generation,” “cement plants,” and “coal basins,” in addition to individual states.

The group has been working on the map for several years and this appears to be the latest version. Beyond the fact that we just like any geographic representations of climate change concerns, we wish they had used Google maps — it would have been easier to use, and have a cleaner design.

The NETL, which is part of the Department of Energy, is funding the project. The DoE is spending considerable cash on researching carbon sequestration efforts, including funneling $66.7 million to the Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium for what would be the agency’s fourth large-scale carbon sequestration project.

The DoE is actually starting to get concerned over some of its carbon R&D costs and recently questioned the cost of the estimated $1.8 billion and growing “clean coal” FutureGen project. The DoE says it wants a reassessment of FutureGen’s projected cost overruns and wants to see a “restructuring” of the plant proposal. Yes, folks at the DoE, storing carbon underground and potentially saving the planet will be expensive.



Green energy is definitely the best solution in most cases. Technology like solar energy, wind power, fuel cells, zaps electric vehicles, EV hybrids, etc have come so far recently. Green energy even costs way less than oil and gas in many cases.

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Global-warming climaxes in year 2012

Planet Earth GOD’s favourite Creation has been ravaged by human made pollution & environmental vandalism.

GOD will clean Planet Earth using natural forces as tools. Cleansing commenced in 2004 & will climax in year 2012.

Since year 2004 the melting of Glaciers & Northern & Southern Poles Ice has speeded up. In year 2012 huge chunks of Ice will break loose on both Poles & drift away unbalancing Planet Earth.

This will make the planet wobble severely over a 3 day period. Resulting in a sharp movement & realignment of Earth’s North South Pole Axis. The Axis will settle in a different configuration there will be new Poles. The sharp realignment of the Axis will lead to a short-term gravity change for Planet Earth, resulting in a new orbit of the Moon. Satellites & the Space-station will alter their orbits. The Ocean currents will change. The Earth-Plates will move. Earthquakes will create tidal-waves & make Volcanoes erupt. Low-lying Coastal areas will be covered by the Sea. Life-forms will disappear. Mutated Evolutionary new life-forms will appear.

Live on Earth will be totally different after year 2012.

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