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John Kachelman, Jr.: “What Can Go Wrong with Spreading Cement on a Tillable Field?”

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John Kachelman, Jr. shares that it seems that commonsense and reason have fled our culture…Amazing idiocy…now what could go wrong with this brilliant idea based on the grossly flawed “global warming,” “climate change,” or whatever the current titular flavor of the day is…Note the egregiously incorrect assumptions that are used to justify this absurdity…

What Kachelman Jr. is referring to is an initiative to destroy Illinois farmlands under the guise of stopping climate change:

In 1st trial of its kind in the US, Irish startup spreads concrete dust on Illinois farm field to remove CO2 from the air

Adriana Pérez, Chicago Tribune

Tue, November 28, 2023 at 4:16 AM CST

Over the course of millions of years, the earth regularly removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through a natural process called weathering, when exposure to the elements wears down surface rocks and silicate minerals.

But at the rate humans have been producing and releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere since the Industrial Revolution, this process that happens on a geological time scale just isn’t fast enough to keep up.

A corn and soybean farm in the village of Buckingham, Illinois, 60 miles south of Chicago, is providing the testing grounds for an Irish startup attempting to “enhance” weathering, thus shortening the process from millenniums to decades.

The Illinois trial, the first of its kind in the United States, is one of many efforts to leverage the potential of different materials to combat global warming.

“The whole carbon removal concept exists because we have to backtrack — we’ve gone too far,” said Maurice Bryson, founder and CEO of Irish startup Silicate.

Last week, Silicate began covering over 100 acres of farmland with 500 to 1,000 tons of fine dust from ready-mix concrete that has been returned. Researchers at the climate tech company hope the concrete dust can permanently remove up to 220 tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and transfer it to the soil over the course of a year, the equivalent of CO2 emissions from almost 50 cars in one year. (click on the link to continue reading…)

Kachelman, Jr. points out comments from the article “establishing” it’s thesis…

  • In theory, these pitfalls should not confront enhanced weathering, experts say.
  • “We’re just hoping that when the (concrete) dissolves you get more of that bicarbonate, which is soluble in water, and it percolates through the soil, eventually into the rivers and into the ocean, where it gets stored,”
  • “It’s supposed to be like a sponge, soaking it up,” Bryson said.
  • Because of its synthetic origin, there are always concerns that spreading materials like concrete can do more harm than good to the soil.
  • Applying concrete to cropland would ideally also be low-cost, as the material requires no maintenance after being applied to fields.

Now, what can go wrong in spreading cement on a tillable field?

The “theory” states that “applying concrete to cropland would ideally be low-cost, as the material requires no maintenance after being applied to fields.”  I agree with this but we will have to rename the plot as it will no longer be “cropland” but a “parking lot.”

I would suggest that these insightful theorists buy a bag of Quikrete and actually see their theory at work—what happens when water saturates the concrete…Do this before turning our croplands into parking lots!

Our tillable fields are shrinking and now they are endangered because of the absurdity of “Brainiac theories” that fly in the face of commonsense! We are told to rest well and be secure because our future is carefully planned by “genius theorists.” Goodbye commonsense, rational “Thinker.” Hello slavish “Apparatchik”!

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