Skip to comments.Are we stuck with cement?
Posted on 06/29/2018 12:23:17 PM PDT by rktman
Earlier this year, Sara Law of the Carbon Disclosure Project raised her hand at a conference in New York on government and private sector initiatives to address climate change. She politely asked the panel, which had been assembled to discuss opportunities for investing in low-carbon infrastructure, whether they knew how much cement each project might require. The panel members shifted uncomfortably in their seats and chuckled; no one jumped in immediately to respond.
The problem is that many of these projects require concrete. A lot of concrete. This worries Law and her colleagues at the Carbon Disclosure Project, a non-profit that tracks industrial greenhouse-gas emissions and promotes proper carbon disclosure. The CDP recently released a report, Building Pressure: Which cement companies will be left behind in the low-carbon transition, warning the cement industry cement being the main binder in concrete that in its current form, it will not be compatible with any nations commitment in the Paris agreement; and if radical changes do not occur the world will risk missing [its] climate goals.
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...in its current form, it will not be compatible with any nations commitment in the Paris agreement...
Let’s just build stuff with wood, hay, stubble, mud bricks and corrugated steel.
Good Lord. The want us to live like we did back in the stone age.
Early Bronze Age actually.
The elites will need the rest of us to build Ziggurats upon which their mansions will be perched.
Why isn’t there a methane disclosure project? How about sulfur?
Why is it that a nominally negligible greenhouse gas like CO2 is so massively targetted, but real greenhouse gases and pollutants are considered so boring and hands-off by activists?
You lived in the stone age? Looking good for being that old. ;-)
Are the other gasses offended or distraught by not being included.
We’re going to start with this sh!t again. Why don’t we just halt civilization.
Someone in that group should have told Sara to put her thumb back in her mouth and get back to playing with her legos.
If you could hear my joints pop when I get out of bed, you would realize I AM that old!
Hilarious I remember years ago musing to a bunch of guys over a beer that we can all await the day when the envirowackos would be coming after cement. Its taken a while but here they are. Well, I dont think that cement producers need much help in formulating their arguments against this manufactured problem but it goes without saying that for every negative, there is positive in fact many, especially when looking at all the alternatives.
Sort of like the TV show about life after humans. Who cares? All you gotta do is look at some of the video from Chernoble(SP?).
Haveth we any commitment to the Paris accord?
To set the record straight, it is portland cement that binds the sand and aggregate in concrete. Concrete is nown to presstitutes as cement
Didnt she get the memo? The Paris Accord died. It ran out of Americas money
“Why is it that a nominally negligible greenhouse gas like CO2 is so massively targetted, but real greenhouse gases and pollutants are considered so boring and hands-off by activists?”
Because that is what we exhale.
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