Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Reference: Greenpeace calls for coal plant rethink, Bangkok Post, July 24, 2009
Coal fired power plants can emit harmful pollutants such as sulfur dioxide, nitrous oxides, and particulates that pose health hazards for us and our fellow creatures and these plants should be designed to minimize the emission of pollutants. However, the fact that power plants also produce carbon dioxide (Greenpeace calls for coal plant rethink, Bangkok Post, July 24, 2009) is not a pollution consideration for carbon dioxide is not a pollutant but rather an essential ingredient in the cycle of life. We are carbon based life forms that got started from carbon dioxide and sunshine. If carbon dioxide is a pollutant so are we. Those who promote carbon sequestration by power plants should sequester themselves as well for the sake of the planet.