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Terry in Austin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-30-09 02:44 PM
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31. Good luck with that
Fusion offers the prospect of virtually unlimited, cheap energy. Okay.

Aside from the fact that practical fusion seems to stay 25 years in the future, few ever question the idea that unlimited, cheap energy is A Good Thing. But we need to consider the fact that it was the abundant, cheap energy of oil that drove overpopulation, globalization, and industrial overshoot.

Fusion would mean more of the same, guaranteeing that we would slam up hard against the natural limits we're already chafing at.

Yeah, it's nice to have cars and air conditioning, but the place is a mess!

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