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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 10:42 AM

6. I don't think a major tech jump is necessary.

We live in the golden age of chemistry and physics.

We know very well how to close the carbon dioxide cycle if we have sufficient energy to do so.

The real problem is poor thinking about energy.

Diffuse systems of energy will make things worse not better, although it's very clear that the world's population in general doesn't get it.

Our view of energy is romantic and frankly reactionary, neither scientific nor practical.

I fail to understand how it is that people think it is easier and cheaper and more desirable, among other things, to build giant dikes around cities the size of New York, or to simply abandon the cities than it is to do what we successfully did in the 20th century and build hundreds of nuclear plants, every 20 years or so.

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