Generation of Generations of GHGs

by Little Guy @, Friday, August 11, 2023, 16:14 (114 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I understand how building a petroleum refinery can make sense in terms of national autonomy. I understand that it might (I emphasize might) improve profitability for Pemex. What I don’t understand is how it can possibly be part of reducing GHG emissions.

As of a year ago, the cost of the Dos Bocas refinery was over US$20.

The cost of Dos Bocas is almost as much as the Canadian government has sunk into the Trans Mountain pipeline and its expansion (C$30B at last count).

Presumably these “investments” have to be recouped somehow. The “somehow” is by extracting, refining, and selling more and more GHG-producing fossil fuels that further condemn our grandchildren.

The timespan of a pipeline or a refinery is measured in decades. The timespan of the devastation that will result is measured in generations… in centuries.

Try growing commercial crops in a Guerrero that is even more racked by droughts followed by flooding. Try drawing tourists to a 35-45° C destination.

That increase in petroleum will also produce more fossil-fuel plastics. Plastics that end up in the bellies of whales, dolphins, and sea turtles, poisoning octopi, and littering the beaches of Zihuatanejo.

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