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Science  23 Mar 2018:
Vol. 359, Issue 6382, pp. 1320-1324
DOI: 10.1126/science.359.6382.1320

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  • RE: The Realist

    Too bad Science does not to research on their own articles. Perhaps if Science editors would give up their very-far-left priorities, the planet would not be destroyed:
    J. A. Laurmann, Stanford University, "Market Penetration Characteristics for En ergy Production and Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Growth," Science Volume 205, 08311979, pages 806-898. Predicts CO2 doubling ~2040, "If we choose to set as an objectie maintenance of atmospheric CO2 below doubling level, the results show that may well be too late to introduce a new fuel (other than nuclear) that does not release CO2, without exceeding the critical level [doubling preindustrial CO2].
    Vaclv Smil made the astounding discovery that "renewable energy" is useless, unless the goal is to destroy capitalism. The fast-neutron breeder pile can save the planet as soon as someone decides planet should not be sacrificed in order to destroy capitalism. Phosphate rock is 100 ppm uranium, meaning that the 200 Mt phosphate rock being mined to prevent world starvation has enough uranium in it to provide 4 times present world energy consumption. 20,000 tonnes/a uranium presently goes into the world food supply. 5 billion year half life. It used to be extracted, but the price of uranium became too low. Then there is the 6 TWe continuous power required to pump water south for crops to feed what will be 12 billions. We can use solar power to save the planet, but storage requirement is 2 teraw...

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