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Reduced CO2, to help stave off global warming
Everyone knows that soda has CO2 in it - it's what gives
it the bubbles.
Everyone also knows that CO2 is bad for the
environment, since it's the lead driver in climate change.
A lot of people want to help the environment and reduce
their contribution to global warming, but it can be
knowing where to start.
Lets put two and two together, and have a low-CO2 soda
(maybe 30% less?) that is marketed to the masses as
being more environmentally friendly than the
alternatives. This will be an easy step that people can
help stave off global warming and make them feel like
they are helping the future of the planet.
Also it would reduce the incidence of burping, which is
gross, and should be better for dental health as CO2
forms carbonic acid which isn't great for teeth. So there's
also a hygiene angle that can be mentioned in
Discovered this is very close to this previous suggestion, however in light of of the scientific research over the last decade, my suggestion is designed to help the planet. [Lanthanide, Feb 28 2015]
180+ year old Champagne
[Spacecoyote, Mar 01 2015]
||Welcome to the Halfbakery, [Lanthanide]! This is
your best idea here so far, so [+].
||Can we have some numbers please? How much CO2 is
currently sequestered in fizzy drinks?
||When you use the word "sequestered", it argues that
we ought to increase the CO2 content of drinks
rather than reduce it.
||A quick calculation shows that if we covered all of
Canada with cans of soda containing twice the
normal level of CO2, to a depth of 38ft, many
Canadians would be annoyed.
||I guess fizzy drinks do represent a short-term carbon sink.
Maybe we should be storing more carbon this way and
sequestering it in some disused oil field. Everyone would
have to promise to not drink it until atmospheric CO2 levels
have dropped to pre-carboniferous levels.
||Coca Cola recently announced they're changing their formula for Canada. Wading through all the hype about "less sugar and calories" it turns out they're just diluting the same syrup, more.
||The CO2 for soft drinks comes from the atmosphere in the
first place so is just going in a circle. No gains to be had
I'm afraid. Oh yeah Welcome!
||Perhaps CO2 could be sequestered in a drink that ages well,
such as Champagne. Do-gooders could get a tax writeoff for
promising not to consume for a certain amount of time.
||I was thinking a good brand name for this could be "Green