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What if, an oil eating bacterium can help clean up pollution?

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180409144725.htm

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Kravenhead
They probably could, but I have a better idea.... stop using fossil fuels.
We can't fix a problem using methods that could prove to be equally damaging, or worse for the environment.
We have no idea what the consequences of releasing these bugs into the environment will be.
I really don't think we should be spending our time and resources finding remedies for our continued use of fossil fuels.
It's like an alcoholic continuing to drink because he's promised a liver transplant.


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99 day(s) ago
I should have been more specific. I'm all for developing mechanical methods of cleaning up accidents while we ween ourselves off fossil fuels, but genetically altering the biology of the environment to accommodate the use of fossil fuels shows a lack of care for it, and more than suggests the motive is more about finding excuses to continue using fossil fuels, or slow the transition.
If the motive was about the environment, they wouldn't be willing to take such risks.
Funding those efforts, in my view, is counterproductive.

philosopher
99 day(s) ago
We will use green energy but, until we no longer need any fossil fuel we need solutions.

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