With George Noory
Live Nightly 1am - 5am EST / 10pm - 2am PST
Could Hydrogen Cause Pollution? - Articles

Coast Insider

Not a member? Become a Coast Insider to stream or download new and past shows for 99 cents!
Advertisement

Coast Insider

Not a member? Become a Coast Insider to stream or download new and past shows for 99 cents!
Advertisement

Last Show Recap

In the first half, renowned investigative journalist and author Mark Hertsgaard discussed his latest work on whistleblowers like former NSA workers Edward Snowden and Thomas Drake, who refused to back down in the face of increasingly ferocious official retaliation.

In the latter half, co-founder of the Applied Precognition Project (APP), Marty Rosenblatt, talked about remote viewing with a focus on gleaning information from the future, to use in financial markets and sports betting.

Upcoming Shows

Thu 05-26  Earthfiles Reports Fri 05-27  Ending UFO & Free Energy Secrecy

CoastZone

Sign up for our free CoastZone e-newsletter to receive exclusive daily articles.

Could Hydrogen Cause Pollution?

 Could Hydrogen Cause Pollution?

The emerging "hydrogen economy" took a hit recently when a report by Cal Tech scientists concluded that hydrogen's widespread usage could cause significant damage to the ozone layer. It was a rather surprising finding for a substance touted as an environmentally-friendly replacement for fossil fuels.

According to the study, if hydrogen replaced fossil fuels, it could be assumed that 10% to 20% of the hydrogen would leak from pipelines, storage and cars. Accordingly, more hydrogen molecules would rise into the stratosphere, where they would eventually form water. "This would result in cooling of the lower stratosphere and the disturbance of ozone chemistry," Cal Tech researchers wrote.

But the researchers aren't against the growth of the hydrogen industry. Rather they are issuing their report as a warning. They suggest that the hydrogen infrastructure be especially designed to control leaks. Some hydrogen experts however believe the Cal Tech report may be overestimating the amount of actual leakage. Further, developments such as HydrogenSource's(1) processors, which would make hydrogen on demand at gas stations, could eliminate leakage and problems associated with transportation.

--L.L.(2)

1. http://www.hydrogensource.com/
2. http://archive.coasttocoastam.com/info/about_lex.html

Advertisement