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Sun Sep 16, 2012, 10:36 AM

61. on sustainable energy

One of the concerns with any of the environment-powered sources (wind, solar, tidal) is the after-effects of sucking that energy out of the system.

Like if, as someone mentioned, we blanket 1/4 of arizona with solar. That will i) create a lot of power and ii) create a major cold spot, which will fuck up the natural ecosystem there and surrounding, and probably the weather patterns of the continent. What happens to the oceans ecosystem when you put down a wall drawing a big chunk of tidal force out, or the weather across the atlantic and in europe from a wall of wind mills?

Large dispersal area with a broad range of gathering types is key to using environment energy reliably and sustainably, not trading one crisis for another

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