World’s Biggest Cow Fart-Sucking Device Inaugurated in Iceland

Of course, the people making these will be selling them for a profit. It’s only fair.

This sucking hasn’t even begun.

The Guardian:

The world’s largest plant designed to suck carbon dioxide out of the air and turn it into rock has started running, the companies behind the project said on Wednesday.

The plant, named Orca after the Icelandic word “orka” meaning “energy”, consists of four units, each made up of two metal boxes that look like shipping containers.

Constructed by Switzerland’s Climeworks and Iceland’s Carbfix, when operating at capacity the plant will draw 4,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide out of the air every year, according to the companies.

According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, that equates to the emissions from about 870 cars. The plant cost between US$10 and 15m to build, Bloomberg reported.

To collect the carbon dioxide, the plant uses fans to draw air into a collector, which has a filter material inside.

Once the filter material is filled with CO2, the collector is closed and the temperature is raised to release the CO2 from the material, after which the highly concentrated gas can be collected.

The CO2 is then mixed with the water before being injected at a depth of 1,000 metres into the nearby basalt rock where it is mineralised.

CO2 is literally plant food. It is what gives life to the earth.

Humans create only a tiny fraction of the CO2 in the atmosphere, so if these people start turning on powerful machines to suck it out, it won’t take long before they are sucking out much more than we’ve added with cattle and cars; plants will start dying and the world will turn into a hellish wasteland.

It is just all so weird.

Everyone learns in elementary school that plants take in carbon dioxide.

If they can make you believe it is a pollutant, they can make you believe anything.

What’s next?

Are they going to tell you your toddler son is really a girl whose soul got trapped in the wrong body through some inexplicable metaphysical mixup?