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Japanese firms' plans for CO2 export, storage in Southeast Asia on rise

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At the same times Japan still keep their coal habit.

https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/15085091

https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2023-japan-coal-mine/

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I agree with the Malaysian official. It is a kind of carbon colonialism! Why doesn't Japan develop technology that the carbon can be captured and stored here in Japan? Why does it have to be shipped thousands of miles away, only adding more carbon to the environment?

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The yen will be so worthless soon that the Asian countries will start looking elsewhere.

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There must be already some research and projects work to convert CO2 in different, more useful things. I hope science would come up with a method to convert it to other things through chemical reactions.

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I agree with the Malaysian official.

No you don't. The Malaysian Officials are all for the plan due to the income.

Friends Of The Earth is a non official, non governmental, environmental group.

If the Malaysian business and government groups are offering a paid service to store the CO2, that's on them, not Japan. No one is forcing Malaysia to take and store it.

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If the Malaysian business and government groups are offering a paid service to store the CO2, that's on them, not Japan. No one is forcing Malaysia to take and store it.

I'd say its on Japan too. This is Japan's waste. If its plan to deal with it is to send it to a corrupt developing country with an absolutely horrid record of dealing with imported foreign waste then it damn well better be providing us with an explanation for how and why this is the preferable option.

"Nobody else wants it and they'll take our money" isn't a good enough reason.

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Surely, it's easier to invest in technology and system changes lower emissions than capturing, transporting and burying the emissions.

A similar comparison is looking to inhabit the moon/mars rather than taking care and safeguarding our life support systems here on earth.

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Stupid and suicidal humankind is trying every silly and ugly trick to evade from solar electricity, which comes free.

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Dumping their waste on third world nations. How proud they must be.

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