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Why Putting It Back is the Best Way to Solve Climate Change

Our chosen method for Act 1 of Saving the Planet is to return carbon and other harmful pollutants from fossil fuels back into the ground where they came from is based on our understanding of the source of global climate change. It is important to note that our efforts ignore any other causes of global climate change, including natural causes. It is our assessment and assumption that restoring carbon and other constituents of fossil fuels back into wells where it was taken is the ideal solution because regardless of other factors, this method attempts better than any to restore the balance of the chemical composition of the atmosphere, which now contains most of the additional 135 billion tonnes (about 300 trillion pounds) of Carbon and other pollutants from fossil fuels which were not there before mankind started extracting fossil fuels in about 1850, with the balance being distributed to lands and more so, the oceans, which are of course acidifying due to the increased carbon and acids produced as a result.

We are acting under the assumption that the process of sequestration of fossil fuels, which occurred over a span of 500 million years, is the process by which the earth's atmosphere was "processed" in order to be more suitable to mammal existence. Prior to 500 million years ago, Earth was not suitable for mammals as the air temperature and humidity combination was so high that mammals could not perspire or sufficiently pant and thus could not cool themselves. Dinosaurs and other reptile and amphibian species are able to exist in much higher temperatures and humidity/temperature combinations because they are cold-blooded, meaning they do not make their own body heat as we mammals do.

In other words, our efforts, whether or not you believe in global warming, climate change, or whatever, are meant to undo the creation of pollutants in our atmosphere which were not there before the petroleum industry came into existence. And as such, our efforts only seek to undo what the petroleum industry has done. This is why we seek donations only from those who directly profit from the petroleum industry.

We are fully aware that refilling a single oil well with the constituents won't do much to change the climate back, or even to restore the balance of the atmosphere to conditions prior to our extraction of fossil fuels. But our efforts here are to start the process, to invent the technology so that every oil well can be filled back up in some easy way that successfully restores the balance, and allows mankind to create a sustainable climate with respect to our needs as mammals.

We have to start somewhere. Why not start at the source?

But what to put back? Almost 90% of fossil fuel is carbon, and thus carbon is the primary pollutant which needs to be removed from the atmosphere. But where to find carbon? Well, besides the plastics floating around in 87% of the world's oceans, which represent sequestered carbon anyway (sequestered means it is not chemically available to the atmosphere), we plan to directly and even indirectly remove carbon from the atmosphere using plankton, algae, plants, and other carbon waste besides petroleum and plastic products. All living things consist of primarily carbon. Algae and other plankton are simple, abundant, and actually the original source of nearly all oil in the first place. And while it took some 500 million years to create the deposits of oil from the detritus of plankton, we believe we can significantly accelerate that process and supplement it with other means in order to refill a well in less time than it took to empty it.

Everything that we gather will be processed to ensure we only put back what needs to be put back. If, for example, we grow plankton and algae, their remains will be processed such that only petroleum constituents are returned to the well and other constituents will be utilized to assist in our efforts, and possibly to provide healthy byproducts either for market, or to be released back into the environment or otherwise utilized intelligently and sustainably.