GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, doi:10.1029/2011GL048487
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
CO2 actually could cause earthquakes - by storing it underground
While alarmists have made the ridiculous claim that global warming causes earthquakes, a paper published today in Geophysical Research Letters finds that CO2 sequestration in underground reservoirs actually could trigger earthquakes. And that's not the only major potential problem of CO2 sequestration - reservoirs can rupture and leak very high lethal concentrations, such as happened in 1986, when a large amount of CO2 exploded from Lake Nyos, Cameroon and more than 1,700 people died.
Posted by MS at 2:24 PM