One of my techie hopes is that Science will one day figure out how to Split our excess CO2 production, back into its component parts: C and O (harmless Carbon and Oxygen).
One small problem though — Carbon Chemical Bonds are among the strongest bonds out there. These chemical bonds are the reason HydroCarbons (long chains of Carbon atoms tied to each other, and padded by Hydrogen Atoms), can power our homes, our vehicles, and our Electric power plants.
Burning a HydroCarbon molecule releases all that condensed Energy, previously stored in those Carbon Chain bonds, by millions of years of Geologic heat and pressure.
and you may get an idea WHAT “fueled” our Industrial Age — the quick and easy release of all that Chemical Energy, stored in all those Organic Carbon bonds.
Anyone got a Match?