Finally – Scientists Invent Ice

Scientists at last have discovered how to turn the chief global warming gas (H2O) into a solid form (ice.)


Scientists turn chief global warming gas into harmless stone – CBS News

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39 Responses to Finally – Scientists Invent Ice

  1. Don says:

    Tony, not your updates, they aren’t in my spam or junk mail box either. I got them for a while, now nothing for days.

  2. AndyG55 says:


    Leave the darn CO2 in the atmosphere.



  3. Colorado Wellington says:

    When an international team of scientists pumped a carbon dioxide and water mix into underground basalt rocks, basic chemistry took over. The acidic mixture dissolved the rocks’ calcium magnesium and formed limestone, a permanent natural jail for the heat-trapping gas, according to Juerg Matter of the University of Southampton in England.

    “It’s no longer a gas,” Matter said. “Basically carbon dioxide is converted into stone.”

    They turned a dangerous “heat-trapping gas” into “harmless stone”. Others pump the gas into greenhouses to grow food. These people get paid to turn it into “harmless rock”. They put the gas in a “permanent natural jail”.

    Climate science.

  4. Colorado Wellington says:

    We are returning to the beginning of the world. This time around we have scientific names for everything but it doesn’t matter.

    The children had no interest in the news. They insisted that their father take them to see the overwhelming novelty of the sages of Memphis that was being advertised at the entrance of a tent that, according to what was said, had belonged to King Solomon. They insisted so much that José Arcadio Buendía paid the thirty reales and led them into the center of the tent, where there was a giant with a hairy torso and a shaved head, with a copper ring in his nose and a heavy iron chain on his ankle, watching over a pirate chest. When it was opened by the giant, the chest gave off a glacial exhalation. Inside there was only an enormous, transparent block with infinite internal needles in which the light of the sunset was broken up into colored stars. Disconcerted, knowing that the children were waiting for an immediate explanation, José Arcadio Buendía ventured a murmur:

    “It’s the largest diamond in the world.”

    “No,” the gypsy countered. “It’s ice.”

    • Jason Calley says:

      One of my favorite books… :)

      • Colorado Wellington says:

        Mine too, Jason, though I wish the annals of our civilization didn’t read like this mesmerizing chronicle of the city of mirrors.

        It is disturbing to see the age of reason devolve into the magical thinking of our primordial beginnings. I suspect the repetitions of history are inescapable and we are condemned to relive them just like the consecutive generations of the Buendía family.

  5. AndyG55 says:

    OT.. all reliable US temperature data , {USCRN, UAH (USA48,49), RSS (ContUS)} …

    … show a NEGATIVE ANOMALY for May..

    in order: -0.200, -0.54, -0.08, -0.384

  6. AndyG55 says:

    OT.. DMI sea ice area takes yet another UP-tick.

    • AndyG55 says:


      if this keeps up, Jimbo will have to go straight back in when he gets out of re-hab :-)

    • Griff says:

      Yes, the wind is at the moment spreading out the very broken up ice currently around… which will shortly melt, causing a hefty drop…

      • RAH says:

        Yes we know that in the minds of those that are scared of their own shadows, that wind and wave action in the Arctic never is responsible for the contraction of ice extent but is a big factor in it’s expansion.

      • AndyG55 says:

        So, Goof is saying its a weather related thing..

        Yes, Goof.. we know that.

        The little plunge, earlier in the year, was an El Nino weather related thing. But that’s gone now.

      • Catweazle666 says:

        Still making stuff up, grifter?

        That’s naughty, your mummy will be cross!

  7. Bleakhouses says:

    Let me get this straight, extracting natural gas from fissures in base rock with a mixture of silica and water, both of which occur naturally below ground, is raping the earth but injecting CO2, a foreign object, along with a mixture of silica and water into base rock and causing an otherwise non-present chemical reaction is the savior of man-kind.

    Ok, I’ll buy that with a straight face.

  8. John Silver says:

    Could have been worse. Could have been Ice-nine.
    Then we’re really doomed.

  9. We can take BOTH greenhouse gases (water and CO2) out of the atmosphere:

    H2O + CO2 + Quickreet = concrete

    Let’s concrete the world and save the planet!!

    • Colorado Wellington says:

      That was my first thought when I read that stupid article. Scientists made “stone”.

      I wonder if any of the people pumping water and CO2 into the ground in Iceland pause long enough to wonder:

      “We are just playing here and it pays well but what would happen to life on Earth if it was done on large scale and long enough? Nature is burying carbon all the time. With out primitive abilities we can barely release a little bit from hydrocarbons but how would we ever extract it from the rock?”

  10. Password protected says:

    Sequestering carbon will sequester oxygen too?
    Not that it’s a large portion of available what’s available in the atmosphere but I’ve grown kinda fond of oxygen over the years.

  11. OrganicFool says:

    dangerous di-hydrogen monoxide

  12. gallopingcamel says:

    No idiot like a learned idiot!

  13. Lawrence13 says:

    Turning Co2 into stone, I mean how much stone do we need and lets face it half the environment movement are permanently stoned as it is.

  14. geran says:

    “Scientists, who had done this before in the lab, thought the process could take thousands or even hundreds of thousands of years. But after just two years, 95 percent of the gas was captured and converted, the study said.”

    Obviously, the “scientists” have never heard of shellfish, which make the conversion daily.

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